Colace vs Dulcolax

Colace
(OTC)
Dulcolax
(OTC)
Colace is a laxative.
Dulcolax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.7
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.2
Concern level
1.1
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
53,337 Discussions
20,385 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Colace is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
#2 for Colonoscopy
Dulcolax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication. In addition, it is used in Colonoscopy.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Col
Weight Gain
3
Blood Clots
1
Stomach Cramps
1
Gagging
1
Withdrawal Symptoms
1
Menstrual Cramps
1
High Blood Pressure
1
Shaking
1
Rectal Bleeding
1
Fistula
1
Dul
Weight Gain
4
Addiction
3
Dizziness
2
Burning
2
Depression
2
Contractions
1
Anorexia
1
UTI
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Shaking
1
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Dulcolax
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Weight Gain
Col
Dul
3
4
Blood Clots
Col
Dul
1
0
Stomach Cramps
Col
Dul
1
0
Gagging
Col
Dul
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Col
Dul
1
0
Menstrual Cramps
Col
Dul
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Col
Dul
1
0
Shaking
Col
Dul
1
1
Rectal Bleeding
Col
Dul
1
0
Fistula
Col
Dul
1
0
Weight Gain
Dul
Col
4
3
Addiction
Dul
Col
3
0
Dizziness
Dul
Col
2
0
Burning
Dul
Col
2
0
Depression
Dul
Col
2
0
Contractions
Dul
Col
1
0
Anorexia
Dul
Col
1
0
UTI
Dul
Col
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Dul
Col
1
0
Shaking
Dul
Col
1
1
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Dulcolax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Colace and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Dulcolax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill, Syrup
Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 50 mg, 100 mg
Liquid: 150 mg/15 mL, 50 mg/5 mL
Syrup: 60 mg/15 mL
Kit:
Suppository: 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Docusate Sodium , Glycerin
Bisacodyl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Colace and Dulcolax: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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