Ease into constipation relief.

Waiting for your next bowel movement? Try Dulcolax Stool Softener—it’s a stimulant-free laxative that softens dry, hard stools. Your next bowel movement can happen faster (within 12 to 72 hours) and feel way better. Ahhhh.

  • Gently relieves constipation and irregularity
  • Produces a bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours
  • Contains the #1 doctor recommended stool softener ingredient, docusate sodium

It’s recommended that you swallow them whole, without chewing or crushing.

No. The active ingredient, docusate sodium, encourages the mixture of water and dietary fat within the hard stool, turning it softer. It doesn’t hold water like some bulking agents, nor does it stimulate the bowel like a stimulant laxative.

Feel free to take it at any time, with or without food and dairy products.

Check with your doctor first. Generally, it should not be used with mineral oil—because mineral oil can be absorbed instead of acting as a lubricant for the bowel walls, which could cause adverse side effects.

For additional questions regarding usage, side effects, or storage instructions, please refer to the Dulcolax Stool Softener Drug Facts Panel or contact your healthcare professional.

Active ingredient (in each liquid gel)

Docusate sodium USP 100 mg


Stool softener laxative


  • for relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
  • this product generally produces bowel movement in 12 to 72 hours


Do not use if you are presently taking mineral oil

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

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  

If pregnant or breast-feeding, ask a health professional before use.

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 capsules daily. This dose may be taken as a single daily dose or in divided doses.

     Children 2 to under 12 years of age

    1 capsule daily

     Children under 2 years of age

    ask a doctor

Other information

  • each capsule contains: sodium 6mg
  • do not use this product if the safety seal under the cap is torn or missing