Dulcolax Twelve Plus 10mg Suppositories 12s

SKU : OTCDULSUP12 PIP-Code : 3227493 EAN : 5012917077049
Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories provide short-term relief from occasional constipation, typically in 10-30 minutes.
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Dulcolax Twelve Plus 10mg Suppositories

Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories provide short-term relief from occasional constipation, typically in 10-30 minutes. The active ingreident is Bisacodyl, a stimulant laxative which works by increasing bowel movements. Stimulant laxatives do not help with weight loss.


Always use this medicine exactly as described in the leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure.

If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, do exactly as they have told you. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. If you do not understand the instructions, or if you are not sure, ask your pharmacist or doctor.

Adults and children 12 years and over:
  • Put one 10mg suppository into the back passage for immediate effect (they usually have a laxative effect within 10 to 30 minutes).
  • Only use one suppository per day.
  • This should not be used in children or adolescents under the age of 12 years.
  • These suppositories should not be used every day for more than 5 days. If you need laxatives every day, then you should see your doctor to find the cause of your constipation. Overuse can be harmful.
How to use the suppositories
  • The suppositories should only be used in your back passage.
  • Take off the foil wrapping.
  • Lie on one side and pull your knees up towards your chest. Keep one leg drawn up more than the other.
  • Use your first finger (index finger) or middle finger to push in the suppository.
  • Gently push the suppository as far as possible into your back passage, pointed end first.
  • Once it is as far as it will go, push it side-ways to make sure it touches the wall of the bowel.
  • Lower your legs to a comfortable position whilst the suppository is retained in place.
  • Keep the suppository inside you for at least 30 minutes.
  • If you feel the suppository might come out straight away:
    • You may not have put it in high enough. Push it in as far as possible.
    • Try to keep it in for 30 minutes, even if you feel like you urgently need to go to the toilet. This is how long it takes to work.


  • Active Ingredient: Bisacodyl 10mg.
  • Other Ingredients: The suppositories are made from hard fat, which is an ingredient needed to mould the suppository into the correct shape.


  • Talk to you pharmacist or doctor before using Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding.
  • Some people may feel dizzy or faint while taking this medicine. If this happens to you, wait until these feelings go away before driving or using machines.
Do not use Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories if:
  • You are allergic (hypersensitive) to bisacodyl or hard fat.
  • You have severe dehydration.
  • You have a bowel condition called "ileus" (blockage in the intestine).
  • You have a serious abdominal condition such as appendicitis.
  • You have severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting.
  • You have a blocked bowel (intestinal obstruction).
  • You have inflammation of the bowel (small or large intestine).
  • You have cracking of the skin around your back passage (anal fissures).
  • You have inflammation or ulcers around your back passage (ulcerative proctitis).
  • You are under the age of 12 years. 
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This is because Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories can affect the way some other medicines work. Also, some other medicines can affect the way Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories work. In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking:
  • Water tablets (diuretics) such as bendrofluazide or furosemide (frusemide).
  • Steroid medicines such as prednisolone.
  • Other laxative medicines.
If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your pharmacist or doctor before using Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories.

It may be harmful to use too many Dulcolax Twelve Plus Suppositories or use them for too long. This is because using too much for too long may lead to:
  • Imbalance of fluid and salts in the body. This can affect the tightness of muscles such as those in the bowel. It can also affect the salts in the blood.
  • Low levels of potassium in the blood (called 'hypokalaemia'). This can make you tired, dizzy, make your muscles weak and cause an uneven heartbeat.
  • Dehydration, making you thirsty, feel faint and giving you headaches. It can also mean you cannot pass enough urine.

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