- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Food Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewBISACODYL is a Schedule H drug.
Bisacodyl is a laxative that stimulates bowel movements.Bisacodyl is used to treat constipation or to empty the bowels before surgery, colonoscopy, x-rays, or other intestinal medical procedure.Bisacodyl relieves occasional constipation and irregularity.Bisacodyl belongs to a group of drugs called stimulant laxatives. It works by increasing activity of the intestines to cause a bowel movement.Bisacodyl is used in the treatment of constipation.Bisacodyl directly increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.
UsageBISACODYL is generally used to treat: Constipation
BISACODYL can address symptoms like: Constipation
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Generally considered as Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 2yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Considered as Generally Safe – not enough studies to prove risk
Q: Is it safe to take for someone breastfeeding?
A: Check with your Doctor first
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use bisacodyl if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
- stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting.
- Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have other medical conditions, especially:
- a sudden change in bowel habits lasting 2 weeks or longer;
- hemorrhoids or anal fissures (small tears in the skin tissues around your rectum); ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, or other intestinal disorder;
- a history of perforation (a hole or tear) of your intestines; an eating disorder (anorexia or bulimia); or (for bisacodyl tablets) if you cannot swallow without chewing.
- Older adults should not use rectal bisacodyl without a doctor’s advice.
- together with Bisacodyl, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
- Avoid taking a Bisacodyl for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement.
- Take Bisacodyl after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
- Bisacodyl should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
Symptoms of OverdosageBISACODYL over-dosage can result in: Abdomen Pain, Difficulty Breathing, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Stomach Cramps
Common Side-EffectsBISACODYL : Diarrhoea, Fainting, Vomiting, Proctitis, Abdomen Stomach Cramps, Fainting, Nausea, Weakness (generalized)
Serious Side-EffectsBISACODYL : Hypocalcemia, Hypernatremia, Fainting, Dizziness, Decreased Urination, Confusion, Irregular Heartbeat
Rare Side-EffectsBISACODYL : Itchy Skin, Difficulty Breathing, Face Swelling, Mouth Swelling
Food InteractionsNo content
Technical ClassificationBISACODYL is categorized as: LAXATIVES / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with BISACODYL as Ingredient
|BAXATIV 5MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|BISACODYL 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|BISAFORT TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|BISOMER 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|BO LAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|BO-LAX TAB||BISACODYL 5 MG|
|BYLAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|CONLAX 10MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|CONLAX 5MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|DULCOFLEX 10MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|DULCOFLEX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|DULCOFLEX CHILD 5MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|DULCOFLEX NATURAL TAB||BISACODYL|
|DULCOFLEX TAB||BISACODYL 5 MG|
|DULCOLAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|DULCOLAX SUPP 10MG||BISACODYL 10 MG|
|DULCOLAX SUPP 5MG||BISACODYL 5 MG|
|GERBISA 10MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|GERBISA 5MG SUPPITORY||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|GERBISA 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|GERBISA TAB||BISACODYL 5 MG|
|JULAX 10MG TAB||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|JULAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|KILAX TAB||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|LAX 10MG TAB||BISACODYL 10.0 MG|
|LAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|LAXIDYL TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|LUPIPLAX TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|
|SWILAX 5MG TAB||BISACODYL 5.0 MG|