Common Dulcolax Side Effects


The most commonly reported Dulcolax side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Abdominal Pain (35)
Diarrhoea (27)
Constipation (24)
Asthenia (19)
Vomiting (18)
Nausea (16)
Abdominal Pain Upper (14)
Loss Of Consciousness (14)
Dizziness (14)
Hyperhidrosis (13)
Rectal Haemorrhage (12)
Muscle Spasms (11)
Colitis Ischaemic (9)
Chest Pain (9)
Haematochezia (9)
Dyspnoea (8)
Fatigue (7)
Hypotension (7)
Pain (7)
Overdose (7)

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Dulcolax Side Effects Reported to FDA



Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9909997
Colitis Ischaemic, Megacolon, Haematochezia, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain
This is a report of a 67-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 2 Tablets, start time: 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Colitis Ischaemic, Megacolon, Haematochezia, Abdominal Pain, Abdominal Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax Tablets treatment in female patients, resulting in Colitis Ischaemic side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9888618
Inguinal Hernia, Diarrhoea
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Stool Softener Inguinal Hernia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 86-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Dulcolax Stool Softener (dosage: NA) starting 201312. After starting Dulcolax Stool Softener the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Inguinal Hernia, DiarrhoeaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Dulcolax Tablets (10 Mg)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Dulcolax Stool Softener demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Inguinal Hernia, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9870557
Diarrhoea
This Diarrhoea problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 25-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: faeces hard. On 201301 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Stool Softener (dosage: 200 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dulcolax Stool Softener, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DiarrhoeaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Diarrhoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9867342
Loss Of Consciousness, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, Hyperhidrosis
This Loss Of Consciousness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 41-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax Tablets (drug dosage: 15 Mg), which was initiated on
Jan 26, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dulcolax Tablets the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Loss Of Consciousness, Dyspnoea, Abdominal Pain, Dyspepsia, HyperhidrosisThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax Tablets. The patient was hospitalized.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9856480
Circulatory Collapse, Abdominal Pain Upper, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Hyperhidrosis
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from DE, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Dulcolax (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Circulatory Collapse, Abdominal Pain Upper, Gastrointestinal Disorder, Hyperhidrosis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax treatment in female patients, resulting in Circulatory Collapse side effect.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9844692
Dizziness, Hypoaesthesia, Feeling Cold, Dysphagia, Paraesthesia, Flank Pain, Dehydration, Dyspepsia, Oesophageal Pain
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Dizziness side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: colonoscopy and used Dulcolax (dosage: NA) starting
Jul 15, 2013. After starting Dulcolax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Dizziness, Hypoaesthesia, Feeling Cold, Dysphagia, Paraesthesia, Flank Pain, Dehydration, Dyspepsia, Oesophageal PainAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Clearlax
Although Dulcolax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Dizziness, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9833351
Anaphylactic Reaction, Off Label Use
This Anaphylactic Reaction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 34-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bowel preparation. On
Jan 15, 2014 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 10 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dulcolax Tablets, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Anaphylactic Reaction, Off Label UseThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Anaphylactic Reaction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9813362
Dizziness
This Dizziness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 36-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: faeces hard.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax Stool Softener (drug dosage: 300 Mg), which was initiated on
Jan 04, 2014. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Dulcolax Stool Softener the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: DizzinessThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax Stool Softener.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9813160
Nausea, Megacolon, Prescribed Overdose
This is a report of a 78-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Dulcolax (bisacodyl) (dosage: 10 Mg, start time: 2009), combined with:
  • Protonix (40 Mg)
  • Percocet (Strength: 10/325 Mg;)
  • Wellbutrin Xl (150 Mg)
  • Cordarone (200 Mg)
  • Cymbalta (30 Mg)
  • Neurontin (2400 Mg)
  • Lanoxin (0.125 Mg)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Nausea, Megacolon, Prescribed Overdose after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax (bisacodyl) treatment in male patients, resulting in Nausea side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9804537
Abdominal Pain Upper
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Tablets Abdominal Pain Upper side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: NA) starting 1994. After starting Dulcolax Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain UpperAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Dulcolax Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain Upper, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9802590
Gastritis
This Gastritis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 66-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: faeces hard,gastritis. On 201306 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Stool Softener (dosage: 200 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Prilosec (40 Mg)
When using Dulcolax Stool Softener, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: GastritisAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Gastritis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9688949
Loss Of Consciousness, Syncope, Abdominal Pain, Pyrexia, Myalgia, Diarrhoea, Headache
This Loss Of Consciousness side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from CN. A 30-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation,headache,pyrexia.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax (drug dosage: 5 Mg), which was initiated on
Nov 01, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Saridon/compound Paracetamol (1 Anz)
  • Saridon/compound Paracetamol
.After starting to take Dulcolax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Loss Of Consciousness, Syncope, Abdominal Pain, Pyrexia, Myalgia, Diarrhoea, HeadacheThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax. The patient was hospitalized.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9677926
Uterine Cancer, Menopause, Off Label Use
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: bowel preparation, who was treated with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 20 Mg, start time: 2007), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Uterine Cancer, Menopause, Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax Tablets treatment in female patients, resulting in Uterine Cancer side effect.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9664828
Pharyngitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Tendon Calcification
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Tablets Pharyngitis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 10 Mg) starting
Jul 02, 2013. After starting Dulcolax Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pharyngitis, Abdominal Pain Upper, Tendon CalcificationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Dulcolax Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pharyngitis, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9660161
Abdominal Pain, Dysuria
This Abdominal Pain problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 39-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. On 2013 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 10 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dulcolax Tablets, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Abdominal Pain, DysuriaThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Abdominal Pain, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9611858
Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, Product Quality Issue
This Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 27-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax (bisacodyl) (drug dosage: 10 Mg), which was initiated on 201301. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Colace (2 Anz)
  • Senokot (2 Anz)
  • Ditropan (20 Mg)
  • Aspirin (81 Mg)
.After starting to take Dulcolax (bisacodyl) the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorder, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax (bisacodyl).
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9607684
Product Quality Issue, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dulcolax (bisacodyl) (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Quality Issue, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax (bisacodyl) treatment in male patients, resulting in Product Quality Issue side effect.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9607526
Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Pain, Immobile
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Abdominal Pain side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 29-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation and used Dulcolax (dosage: Taken By Mouth) starting
Oct 05, 2013. After starting Dulcolax the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abdominal Pain, Vomiting, Diarrhoea, Pain, ImmobileAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dulcolax demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abdominal Pain, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9604202
Constipation
This Constipation problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 73-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: constipation. On 2006 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: 15 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Dulcolax Tablets, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ConstipationAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Constipation, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9592909
Muscle Spasms, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Retching, Vomiting
This Muscle Spasms side effect was reported by a physician from US. A 71-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation,reflux gastritis,hypertension.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax Tablets (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jul 24, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nexium
  • Diltiazem 24 Hr Er
  • Hctz
  • Lescol
  • Asa
.After starting to take Dulcolax Tablets the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Muscle Spasms, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea, Diarrhoea, Nausea, Retching, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax Tablets.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9563233
Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea
This is a report of a 37-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Country Not Specified, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Dulcolax (dosage: 28 Anz, start time:
Sep 06, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain side effect.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9559609
Rectal Haemorrhage, Sneezing, Cough, Hypersensitivity
This report suggests a potential Dulcolax Tablets Rectal Haemorrhage side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 74-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: faeces hard and used Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Dulcolax Tablets the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Rectal Haemorrhage, Sneezing, Cough, HypersensitivityAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Dulcolax Tablets demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Rectal Haemorrhage, may still occur.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9547274
Cataract, Blood Sodium Decreased
This Cataract problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 80-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: faeces hard,hypertension. On 201201 this consumer started treatment with Dulcolax Stool Softener (dosage: 200 Mg). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Benicar (40 Mg)
  • Chlorthalidone (12.5 Mg)
  • Diltiazem (120 Mg)
When using Dulcolax Stool Softener, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cataract, Blood Sodium DecreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cataract, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9544295
Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominal Pain, Vomiting
This Intestinal Obstruction side effect was reported by a health professional from RS. A 39-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: constipation.The patient was prescribed Dulcolax (drug dosage: 10 Mg), which was initiated on
Jul 24, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • 5-asa
  • Probiotic
  • Enalapril
  • Controloc
.After starting to take Dulcolax the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Intestinal Obstruction, Abdominal Pain, VomitingThese side effects may potentially be related to Dulcolax. The patient was hospitalized.
Dulcolax Side Effect Report#9520390
Parkinsonism, Ileus, Pain
This is a report of a 84-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: constipation, who was treated with Dulcolax Tablets (dosage: NA, start time: 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Parkinsonism, Ileus, Pain after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Dulcolax Tablets treatment in male patients, resulting in Parkinsonism side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Dulcolax on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Dulcolax Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Abdominal Pain 27
Diarrhoea 17
Asthenia 16
Vomiting 15
Constipation 13
Nausea 12
Dizziness 11
Hyperhidrosis 11
Rectal Haemorrhage 11
Abdominal Pain Upper 10

What are common Dulcolax Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Constipation 11
Diarrhoea 10
Abdominal Pain 8
Abdominal Pain Upper 4
Loss Of Consciousness 4
Nausea 4
Asthenia 3
Colitis 3
Dizziness 3
Fatigue 3

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    NDC 0597-0012
    Type HUMAN OTC DRUG
    Proprietary Name Dulcolax
    Name bisacodyl
    Dosage Form TABLET, COATED
    Route ORAL
    On market since 20011001
    Labeler Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Active Ingredient(s) BISACODYL
    Strength(s) 5
    Unit(s) mg/1
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