Dulcolax vs Ex Lax

Dulcolax
(OTC)
Ex Lax
(OTC)
Dulcolax is a laxative.
Ex Lax is a laxative.
Satisfaction Score
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3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.5
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.4
Concern level
1.2
Helpfulness
for Constipation
2.2
Concern level
1.2
Approval Date
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Not Available
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
20,320 Discussions
9,425 Discussions
Taken For
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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.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Constipation
Ex Lax is approved for Constipation and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dul
Weight Gain
5
Addiction
4
Dizziness
3
Burning
3
Depression
2
Contractions
1
Anorexia
1
UTI
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Shaking
1
Ex
Weight Gain
7
Addiction
4
Diabetes
3
Depression
3
Cancer
2
Itching
2
Fainting
2
Hemorrhoids
2
Dizziness
1
Anorexia
1
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Weight Gain
Dul
Ex
5
7
Addiction
Dul
Ex
4
4
Dizziness
Dul
Ex
3
1
Burning
Dul
Ex
3
0
Depression
Dul
Ex
2
3
Contractions
Dul
Ex
1
0
Anorexia
Dul
Ex
1
1
UTI
Dul
Ex
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Dul
Ex
1
0
Shaking
Dul
Ex
1
0
Weight Gain
Ex
Dul
7
5
Addiction
Ex
Dul
4
4
Diabetes
Ex
Dul
3
0
Depression
Ex
Dul
3
2
Cancer
Ex
Dul
2
0
Itching
Ex
Dul
2
0
Fainting
Ex
Dul
2
0
Hemorrhoids
Ex
Dul
2
0
Dizziness
Ex
Dul
1
3
Anorexia
Ex
Dul
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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B Category B
Before taking Dulcolax during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
B Category B
Before taking Ex Lax 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 Dulcolax and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ex Lax and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Kit:
Suppository: 10 mg
Tablet: 5 mg
Tablet: 90 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Bisacodyl
Phenolphthalein, Bisacodyl, Sennosides
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Dulcolax and Ex Lax: 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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