Can I use Normalax after surgery?
It’s quite common to have constipation after surgery. Using a laxative may help.
If you have constipation after an operation, it’s better to use lactulose because it is gentler than Normalax. You can get it on prescription or buy it from pharmacies.
How long should I take Normalax for?
Do not take Normalax every day for more than 5 days. If you are still constipated after that, talk to your doctor.
What are some other side effects of Normalax Tablets?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
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“Normalax.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Normalax. Accessed 27 December 2019.
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COMMON BRAND(S): Dulcolax
GENERIC NAME(S): Normalax
OTHER NAME(S): Normalax Tablet, Delayed Release (Enteric Coated)
Normalax is used to treat constipation. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. Normalax is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out.