Bisacodyl is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. Sometimes it is used by hospitals before surgery o... View More
Uses of Bisacodyl
Side effects of Bisacodyl
How to use Bisacodyl
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Bisacodyl is to be taken e... View More
How Bisacodyl works
Bisacodyl is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. It also helps clean out the i... View More
What if you forget to take Bisacodyl?
If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Constipation, Bowel evacuation
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach for rapid effect. Do not take w/in 1 hr of antacids, milk or other dairy products.
Oral Constipation Adult: 5-10 mg at night, up to 20 mg may be given as necessary. Bowel evacuation Adult: Initially, 10-20 mg the night before the... View More
Oral Constipation Child: 4-10 yr 5 mg at night; >10 yr Same as adult dose. Bowel evacuation Child: 4-10 yr 5 mg the night before the procedure and... View More
Acute surgical abdomen or intestinal obstruction, severe dehydration, faecal impaction, chronic use.
Mode of Action
Bisacodyl acts mainly in the large intestine by increasng its motility to effect bowel evacuation.
Swallow the tab whole. Pregnancy; inflammatory bowel disease. Lactation: Has not been detected in excreted milk; use with caution
Abdominal cramping,Electrolyte and fluid imbalance,Excessive diarrhea,Nausea,Rectal burning,Vertigo,Vomiting
Pregnancy Category Note
Pregnancy Plasma concentrations of the active metabolite BHPM are low following doses of 10 mg/day for 7 days; short term use is generally considered s... View More
Do not give antacids or milk within 1 hr of taking the drug (enteric coated).
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