Bisacodyl - Drug Information

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General Information on Bisacodyl

Generic Name : Bisacodyl

Latest prescription information about Bisacodyl. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y53.4 | Therapeutic Classification : Laxatives

Trade Names/Brand Names of Bisacodyl

India : 

International : 

Alophen, Bisac-Evac, Bisco-Lax, Carters Little Pills, Correctol, Doxidan Tablet, Dulcolax Laxative, Evac-U-Gen, Ex-lax Ultra, Feen-A-Mint, Fleet Bisacodyl, Gen Lax, Gentlax Tablet, Gentle Laxative, Laxative Gentle Suppositories, Magic Bullet, Modane, Veracolate

Why is Bisacodyl Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a stimulant laxative, prescribed for constipation. It increases intestinal activities to cause bowel movements.

When should Bisacodyl not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with acute surgical abdomen or intestinal obstruction, severe dehydration, fecal impaction, chronic use and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Bisacodyl?

Adult: PO- Constipation- 5-10 mg/day at night.
Bowel evacuation- 10-20 mg the night before procedure, then 10 mg rectally the next morning.
Rectal Constipation- As supp/enema: 10 mg/day in the morning.

How should Bisacodyl be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a suppository to insert into the rectum.

What are the warnings and precautions for Bisacodyl?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart failure, abnormal levels of fluids or electrolytes in the body, nausea, vomiting or undiagnosed stomach pain, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Avoid continuous use of this drug.
Patients may develop with nausea, vomiting or stomach pain; if it so stop the medication.
Swallow the tablet as whole.

What are the side effects of Bisacodyl?

   Gastrointestinal : Mild cramps, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, stomach and intestinal irritation, faintness, irritation or burning in the rectum (from suppositories and enemas).

What are the other precautions for Bisacodyl?

Avoid taking additional stool softeners.

What are the storage conditions of Bisacodyl?

Store it at room temperature (25C) and away from heat and moisture.

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