Coloxyl 120 mg
Constipation Relief – Mild Stool Softener
Coloxyl 120 mg is a stimulant free stool softener for the gentle relief of constipation. Stool softeners work by drawing water into the stools, making them softer and easier to pass.
It can take up to 3 days to provide relief from constipation.
- Gentle constipation relief in a once daily formula
- Stimulant free for comfortable relief
- Suitable for those who need something additional to fibre supplements
- Can be used in pregnancy and breastfeeding, but as with all medicines please check with your doctor or pharmacist before use.
How to use this product:
Adults and children over 12 years of age. Take two tablets once daily at night.
Active Ingredient (per tablet):
Docusate sodium 120mg
Free from lactose and preservatives. Contains benzoates and gluten.
Not recommended for use in children under 12 years. Drink plenty of water. Increase fibre in your diet except in cases of medication-induced constipation. Do not take with other medicines or liquid paraffin, unless advised by a doctor. If symptoms persist, seek advice from a health care practitioner. Prolonged use is not recommended and may lead to dependence.
Store below 25°C Protect from light. Do now use if cap seal is broken.
COLOXYL 120mg FAQs
How long does it take Coloxyl 120mg to work?
Most people find that it takes from 1 to 3 days to provide relief from constipation. It’s designed to work gradually, softening your stools to make them easier to pass.
If you don’t have the desired relief after 3 days, you can keep taking Coloxyl 120mg to see if it gives some improvement. However, if you’re still experiencing constipation after 7 days or longer, you may want to have a chat with your GP.
Can you take Coloxyl 120mg during the day?
It’s recommended to take Coloxyl 120mg at night. It’s a once daily formula to gently relieve constipation by softening stools.
Can I take Coloxyl 120mg together with my fibre supplement?
Before trying a laxative, it’s usually recommended to try changing your diet (such as increasing the amount of fibre), drinking more fluids and exercising more regularly.
When these types of lifestyle changes are not working it may be useful to use a laxative for a short time – but if constipation is a problem it’s important to see your doctor to make sure there are no underlying causes.
Fibre supplements can sometimes aggravate or even cause constipation so always check with your doctor or dietitian if you have any concerns.