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Laxative, stimulant (By mouth)

Treats constipation by helping you have a bowel movement.

Brand Name(s):

Alophen, Black Draught, Correctol, DR. Caldwell Senna Laxative, Dulcolax, Dulcolax Bowel Cleansing Kit, Dulcolax Bowel Prep Kit, EX-Lax, EX-Lax Maximum Strength, Fleet Bisacodyl, Fletcher's Castoria, Gentle Laxative, Geri-Kot, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Castor Oil, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Laxative

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to any stimulant laxatives, or if you have intestinal blockage, signs of appendicitis (severe stomach pain, nausea, vomiting), or rectal bleeding of unknown cause.

How to Use This Medicine:

Capsule, Chewable Tablet, Liquid Filled Capsule, Granule, Flake, Liquid, Powder, Tablet, Coated Tablet, Delayed Release Tablet

If a dose is missed:

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088


Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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