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P - Cautioned in pregnancy

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 may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Onset
Tablets
6 to 10 h.
Suppositories
15 to 60 min.

Bisacodyl Indications / Bisacodyl Uses

Information Not Available

Bisacodyl Adverse Reactions / Bisacodyl Side Effects

Abdominal dsicomfort (colic, cramps). Suppositories may cause irritation & proctitis

Precautions

Information Not Available

Special Precautions

Swallow the tab whole. Pregnancy; inflammatory bowel disease

Other Drug Interactions

Milk or antacids
May cause enteric coating of tablets to dissolve, resulting in gastric lining irritation or gastric indigestion.

Other Interactions

Do not give antacids or milk within one hour of taking the drug (enteric coated)

Dosage

Oral
Adults
PO 10 to 15 mg.
Preparation of Lower GI Tract
Up to 30 mg.
Children older than 6 yr of age
PO 5 to 10 mg (0.3 mg/kg).
Suppository
Adults
PR 10 mg.
Children older than 2 yr of age
PR 10 mg.
Children younger than 2 yr of age
PR 5 mg.

Food(before/after)

Information Not Available

List of Contraindications

Bisacodyl and Pregnancy

Cautioned in pregnancy

Bisacodyl and Lactation

Information Not Available

Bisacodyl and Children

Tablet form not recommended for children younger than 6 yr of age

Bisacodyl and Geriatic

Information Not Available

Bisacodyl and Other Contraindications

Acute surgical abdomen or intestinal obstruction, severe dehydration, faecal impaction. Chronic use

Storage

Store tablets and suppositories in tightly closed containers in cool location

Lab interference

Store tablets and suppositories in tightly closed containers in cool location

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