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Boots Constipation Relief Review

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This is a review of Boots Constipation Relief Tablets with Bisacodyl. The manufacturer claims this product will provide overnight relief of occasional constipation and help restore regularity. Read on to find out more about its use, ingredients, any possible side effects, and to determine if this product will meet your own personal needs.




  • Bisacodyl (Each tablet contains 5 mg Bisacodyl and trace amounts of both lactose and sucrose. The sugar-coating prevents the release or absorption of the active ingredient until it reaches the intestines where it is designed to function as a laxative without causing gastrointestinal upset.)
  • Lactose & Sucrose (naturally occurring sugars)
  • Maize & Starch
  • Cellulose Acetate Phthalate (makes up the non-stick sugar coating of the tablet)
  • Diethyl Phthalate Povidone (makes the sugar coating malleable and digestible)
  • Magnesium Stearate (mineral that is necessary to turn food into energy)
  • Pre-gelatinized Maize Starch
  • Talc
  • E171 (Titanium Dioxide)
  • E104 (Quinolone Yellow)


Adults are instructed to take 1-2 tablets before bed and to always take as directed on the product packaging or by your physician. Larger doses can lead to potentially dangerous side-effects. Always swallow tablets whole (do not chew or crush) with water and do not take within a 60 minute period of drinking milk or taking antacids or proton pump inhibitors (medicines which reduce the amount of acid produced by the stomach) as they will weaken the efficacy of the laxative. The manufacturer makes a point of stating that laxatives like Constipation Relief Tablets should not be taken for weight loss or for longer than 5 days. Longer periods of use may cause potentially serious side-effects.

Possible Side-Effects

As stated above, the product may cause some side-effects in some people, including: abdominal cramps or pain, diarrhea and nausea. Less common side effects include: bloody stool, vomiting, rectal discomfort, dizziness, dehydration, inflammation of the colon (colitis) and possible skin rash. If these (or any unlisted) symptoms occur, stop taking the product and contact your doctor.

Most importantly, notify your physician if you are taking diuretics (medication that helps the body shed excess fluid at an accelerated rate) or steroidal medicines such as Prednisolone as these medications may affect product efficacy.


The cost for one bottle (40 tablets) of Boots Constipation Relief Tablets is $4.50. However, it is important to note that this item is not currently available online nor can it be purchased for delivery outside the U.K.


Boots Pharmaceuticals offers a refund within 14 days of purchase if you are not happy with the product. The customer is instructed to return the laxative to the store in order to be reimbursed.


This product is presented by Boots Pharmaceuticals as a laxative which will provide gentle, overnight relief of occasional constipation. There is a good deal of information regarding dosage, possible side-effects and contraindications. However, some of the potential side effects such as bloody stool, abdominal cramping and pain as well as diarrhea and nausea seem more severe than the symptoms of the targeted condition. The website states the product is not available as an online purchase nor is it available to be purchased for delivery outside the U.K. The guarantee is vague, at best. In order to have your money returned to you must take the product to a Boots Store and this will leave customers wondering if the price includes airfare as lengthy travel will certainly be required to return the tablets. All in all, it seems you may receive more bang for your buck elsewhere.

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Speed of Results* Extremely Fast Good Average Slow Slow
Quality of Ingredients Premium Good Average Average Average
Customer Satisfaction Evaluation 99% 85.30% 78% 74.10% 65%
Safety Evaluation Safe for Use Safe for Use Safe for Use Safe for Use Safe for Use
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Return Policy Risk Free Risk Free Risk Free Risk Free Unclear
Success Rate 99.10% 85% 77.20% 75% 65.10%

*The views and opinions expressed in this page are strictly those of the Editor. Results may vary from person to person and cannot be guaranteed.

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