Dulcolax vs Robaxin


  • Dulcolax
  • What is Dulcolax

    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.

  • Dulcolax price

    $ 9.95 (Package 5mg x 10 pills)

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  • How long does it take for dulcolax to work

    It may take 6 to 12 hours before this medication causes a bowel movement.

  • How does dulcolax work

    Dulcolax works by stimulating the nerve endings in the walls of the large bowel and rectum. This makes the muscles in the bowel wall contract more often and with increased force, which moves the stools through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied.

  • Dulcolax dosage

    For constipation, the usual dose for adults and children over 12 years of age is 1 to 2 pills (5 to 10 mg) taken by mouth, or 1 adult suppository (10 mg) inserted rectally. For children 6 to 12 years of age, the usual dose is 1 pill (5 mg) taken by mouth or 1 pediatric suppository (5 mg) inserted rectally.

  • Side effects

    • stomach pain or cramping;
    • nausea, diarrhea or weakness;
    • muscle cramps;
    • irregular heartbeat;
    • dizziness, fainting;
    • decreased urination;
    • mood changes such as confusion;
    • upsetting your body's normal sodium and potassium levels.


  • Robaxin
  • What is Robaxin

    Robaxin (Methocarbamol) is a prescription pills. It used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries.

  • Robaxin price

    $ 51.20 (Package 500mg x 30 pills)

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  • How long does it take for robaxin to work

    You may start feeling better soon (about half an hour) after start taking this drug.

  • How does robaxin work

    The exact mechanism of how Robaxin works is not known. Methocarbamol is presumed to work by depressing the central nervous system, leading to relaxation of muscles. It works by slowing activity in the nervous system to allow the body to relax.

  • Robaxin dosage

    Take Robaxin exactly as prescribed by your doctor, usually 3 to 4 times a day. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

  • Side effects

    • drowsiness;
    • dizziness, fainting;
    • stomach upset;
    • nausea, vomiting;
    • blurred vision;
    • slow heartbeat;
    • yellowing eyes, skin;
    • mental changes such as confusion, forgetfulness.



Dulcolax is the best thing for me. It works few hours after taking the pill. I did not experience any of the side effects. It is a great way for someone who is really constipated to get relief fast.

Amber L

I take 2-3 dulcolax every night just before bedtime and have had NO problems. I'm up at 7 and on the throne within 10-15 minutes.


I hate Dulcolax. These pills did get me the worst cramps in my entire life. I just have to smell them and I instantly have to throw up.


I have real bad muscle spasms especially during the time of the month due to me being an athlete. Robaxin been the only medication to help me and keep me functioning all day without being balled up on the floor crying.


I have bulging disc in thoracic area on my back. After 4 months of pain, 21 physical therapy appt., and Vicodin 3 times a day my doctor prescribed Robaxin. I've been 6days on it and its wonderful! No more Vicodin, sleeping all night again and 6hr. Work days. Loving it.

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