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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of dulcolax oral.

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Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
6/1/2010 7:19:25 AM

Reviewer: karennn, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
took one 5mg pill at 8 pm. woke up at 3am with severe cramps and debilitating pain in my upper abdomen. this was followed by dizziness, sweating, and nausea. the box says gentle, but i have never experienced such horrible side effects in my whole life. i have produced several painful bowel movements and could not leave the toilet for 15 minutes. this product needs to come with a warning label. if ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
5/7/2010 6:25:35 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've used this product before but only took 1 pill with no problem but didn't feel like it worked completely. Last time I took it I took 2 pills. Big mistake..I had cramps so bad I felt like I was going to die. Light headed to the point of lying on the floor and I got numbness in both hands up to my elbows. I did go to the bathroom but not until about an hour after the cramping started. N ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
3/17/2010 5:59:40 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is the worst medicine ive ever taken as far as side effects. Odd how there is no mention of this on the instructions. I took two pills about nine oclock and woke up at 2 am with excrutiating cramps. Thought i was dying. Lasted two hours finally after three vomits i had a bowel movement. Started having shakes uncontrolably called 911 thought i was going into shock. Diagnosed with fue, its f ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
3/12/2010 3:16:10 PM

Reviewer: bluejeanbabie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I'm glad I read everyone else's horror story reviews of this product before I took it myself. The best way to take this and have a good experience is by learning how everyone else did it wrong. The last thing in the world I would do is take a bigger dose than just one tablet of a laxative of all things particularly one that I've never tried before. You have to figure out how your bo ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Incomplete or Infrequent Bowel Movements
3/11/2010 6:31:29 AM

Reviewer: Thankful, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've only going once or twice a week now for three weeks, and nothing has been helping. You're supposed to take 1-3 of these daily. I took 5 (I weigh 245) at 10 p.m. and was woken up at 2 for my "evacuation." Yes, it was a bit dramatic, but I finally went and now 6:30 a.m. I feel great. I'm hoping to not have to do that every night, though. Tonight, I'll try 2 and se ... Show Full Comment

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