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Can two pills of Dulcolax be taken within an hour?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Dec 2015
Question: I am 88 years old, just took 1 dulcolax suppository about 40 mins ago, feel like something is about to happen, but nothing. Is it okay to take another one? The instructions say daily.
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Answered by Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta (33 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can take another

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thank you for posting your query in Healthcaremagic.com.
This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query.

I understand your concern.
One dulcolax suppository should be enough but if it does not suffice, one can take another.
You should wait for 1-2 hours followed by another suppository.
But if the first was not effective, then it might be better to give the next one higher up in the rectum what we call as high bowel suppository. Its application might require medical assistance.
Anyways, wait for some more time, otherwise you can take another.
Dont worry.

Hope I have answered your question.
If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.
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Can two pills of Dulcolax be taken within an hour?

Brief Answer: Yes you can take another Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for posting your query in Healthcaremagic.com. This is Dr. Swarnava Dattagupta answering your query. I understand your concern. One dulcolax suppository should be enough but if it does not suffice, one can take another. You should wait for 1-2 hours followed by another suppository. But if the first was not effective, then it might be better to give the next one higher up in the rectum what we call as high bowel suppository. Its application might require medical assistance. Anyways, wait for some more time, otherwise you can take another. Dont worry. Hope I have answered your question. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.