Overnight and Out 1

When you need overnight relief from occasional constipation and irregularity, reach for Dulcolax Laxative Tablets. They’re easy to swallow, gentle on your stomach and deliver what you want most when you can’t go - predictability.1

  • Comfort-coated tablets
  • Contains the active ingredient bisacodyl
  • The world’s #1 over-the-counter laxative brand 3

Adults and children over 12 can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose. Children 6 years to under 12 years can take 1 tablet as a single daily dose. The tablets should be taken with adequate fluid and bowel movement is generally produced within 6 to 12 hours. 1

Laxatives for constipation can generally be taken at any time except within 1 hour of consuming dairy products or antacids. They have a special ‘enteric coating’, which protects the tablet from the stomach’s acidic environment and ensures it’s released in the small intestine, where it’s needed most. 1,4

Yes. Women actually suffer three times more than men do from constipation.5

Active ingredient (in each tablet)

Bisacodyl USP 5 mg


Stimulant laxative


  • For relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
  • This product generally produces bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours


Do not use if you cannot swallow without chewing

Ask a doctor before use if you have

  • Stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
  • Noticed a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks

When using this product

  • Do not chew or crush tablet(s)
  • Do not use within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk
  • It may cause stomach discomfort, faintness and cramps

Stop use and ask a doctor if

  • You have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using this product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
  • You need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

Keep out of reach of children

In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  • Take with a glass of water

    Adults and children 12 years of age and over

    1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose

    Children 6 to under 12 years of age

    1 tablet in a single daily dose

    Children under 6 years of age

    Consult a doctor

Other information

  • Do not use if individual blister unit is open or torn.

Additional Information

  • Tablets should be taken at night to produce evacuation the following morning
  • More information, refer to the patient information leaflet here

1. Dulcolax® Tablets package insert, September 2013.

2. Dulcolax® Suppositories package insert, September 2013.

3. IMS Sinergi MAT December 2019.

4. Horn SK, Vix JM, Schuijt C, Peil H, Jordan CC, Kamm MA. Comparison of bisacodyl and sodium picosulphate in the treatment of chronic constipation. Current Medical Research and opinion. 2007;23(4):691-699.

5. Cleveland Clinic. Constipation. [online] [cited 20 Mar 2020] Available from URL: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4059-constipation