How do you give a child a Dulcolax suppository?

How do you give a child a Dulcolax suppository?

Using your finger, gently insert the suppository into the rectum, pointed end first. Hold the buttocks together for a few seconds. Then, have your child stay lying down for 15 to 20 minutes if possible to keep the suppository from coming out.

Can I give my 2 year old Dulcolax?

Do not use this medicine without a doctor’s advice if you are breast-feeding a baby. Do not give this medicine to a child younger than 2 years old without the advice of a doctor.

Can I give my child a suppository?

Holding the suppository with the rounded end upwards, gently but firmly push it into your child’s bottom as instructed. Push it in far enough that it does not slip out again. Ask your child to close their legs and clench their buttocks together for a few minutes – you might need to hold them together.

How much Dulcolax can a child take?

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Adults and children 12 years of age and over 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose
Children 6 to under 12 years of age 1 tablet in a single daily dose
Children under 6 years of age ask a doctor

Can I give my 2 year old a suppository?

No. Pedia-Lax® Glycerin Suppositories are designed for use in children ages 2-5 years. Talk to your pediatrician about use in children below age 2.

Is Dulcolax suppository safe for toddlers?

Bisacodyl should not be used in children aged 4 years or younger. For preparation of diagnostic procedures, in pre- and postoperative treatment when defaecation needs to be facilitated, Dulcolax should be used under medical supervision.

How do you give a 2 year old a suppository?

Lie your child on their side with the lower leg straightened out and the upper leg bent forward toward the stomach. Insert the suppository into the rectum (bum) with your finger, aiming it toward your child’s belly button. The suppository should be placed 1/2 to 1 inch inside the opening of the rectum.

Can I give my 3 year old a suppository?

How often can you safely use Dulcolax?

Adults and children over 12 years of age can take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose for up to 7 days. If this is the first time you are taking this product, we recommend taking 1 to 2 tablets in a single daily dose, and the tablets are to be taken within 30 to 60 minutes before your normal bedtime to produce a bowel movement the next morning.

Is Dulcolax a good laxative?

Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a laxative that stimulates bowel movements. Dulcolax is used to treat constipation or to empty the bowels before surgery, colonoscopy, x-rays, or other intestinal medical procedure.

How to use Dulcolax suppositories?

Wash your hands before and after use.

  • Use suppository rectally.
  • Take off foil wrapper.
  • Put suppository into the rectum with gentle pressure,pointed end first. Do not handle too much.
  • How do Dulcolax suppositories work?

    DULCOLAX Suppositories contain a medicine called bisacodyl. This belongs to a group of medicines called laxatives. DULCOLAX Suppositories are also used in hospitals to clear the bowel before surgery, X-rays or other tests DULCOLAX Suppositories stimulate the muscles of the bowel (large intestine), helping to return the body to its natural rhythm.

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