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.
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It may take 6 to 12 hours before this medication causes a bowel movement.
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.
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.
Skelaxin (Metaxalone) is a prescription pills. Skelaxin belongs to a group of drugs called muscle relaxants. It is used together with rest and physical therapy to treat skeletal muscle conditions such as pain or injury.
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It should begin working to relieve your symptoms right away (approximately 1 hour).
The exact mechanism of action of Skelaxin is unknown, but it may be due to general central nervous system depression. Metaxalone is presumed to work by blocking transmission of nerve impulses in the brain thus relieving pain sensations.
Skelaxin comes in an 800 mg tablet and is usually taken 3 to 4 times a day. You should not take more than 800 mg of metaxalone more than 4 times a day. Skelaxin pills are best taken on an empty stomach or with a small snack. Taking tablets with food can increase the effects.
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.
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 had back spasms that come out of nowhere at times, that literally drop me to my knees. I can't take vicodin & don't really like taking any habit forming drugs. My physician gave me Skelaxin & upon taking the first dosage, I felt my muscles relax. I wasn't drowsy from it either. The only side effect was I had a headache the first day or two. It was prescribed for only short term usage. I would recommend this product if asked.
I have some intermittent problems with severe neck and shoulder spasms, and Skelaxin works very well for me.