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Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100's

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Bisacodyl tablet contains Bisacodyl | belongs to Stimulant laxative

Alternate brands of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s

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How it works

Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s works by stimulating the bowel muscles to increase the bowel movements.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s

  • Abdominal cramps severe
  • Fainting severe
  • Rectal bleeding severe
  • Stomach discomfort and pain severe
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bowel preparation

    Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s is used to empty the bowels before certain medical procedures.

  • Constipation

    Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s is used in the treatment of constipation for softening the stools and stimulating bowel movements.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is about 6-10 hours after oral administration and 15-60 minutes after rectal administration.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s

  • Intestinal obstruction

    Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of intestinal obstruction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

  • Rectal bleeding

    Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s is not recommended for use in patients having rectal bleeding due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is safe for use in breastfeeding women.

General Warnings
  • Continuous use

    This medicine should not be used for more than 7 days.

  • Electrolyte imbalance

    This medicine should be used with caution due to an increased risk of electrolytes and fluid imbalance. Consult the doctor in case of any side effects such as dizziness, weakness, and fainting. Drink an adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

  • Blood in stool

    This medicine may cause the presence of blood in stool in some patients, which is often mild and self-limiting. Seek immediate medical attention in case of any excessive rectal bleeding.

  • Pediatric use

    This medicine is recommended for use in children under 4 years of age only under the supervision of a doctor.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If a dose of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Lactulose moderate
  • Calcium carbonate moderate
  • Magnesium carbonate moderate
Food interactions
  • Taking milk within 1 hour of administration of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s tablets may cause gastric irritation.

General Instructions

Take Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in the case of any severe side effects.

Other details

  • Usage does not depend on food timings
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s?

Abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea. Suppos: Rectal irritation.

What happens if I miss a dose of Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s?

Constipation: Tablet: Adults: 5-10 mg orally at night, if necessary increased to 20 mg orally at night. Children: 4-18 yr, 5-20 mg tab orally once daily, adjusted according to response. Suppositories: Adults: 10 mg rectally in the morning. Children: 2-18 yr, 5-10 mg rectally once daily, adjusted according to response.
Bowel cleansing before radiological procedures or surgery: Tablet: Adults: 10 mg in the morning and 10 mg on the day before procedure. Suppositories: Adults: 10 mg rectally 1-2 hr before procedure. Children: 4-10 yr, 5 mg tab orally at bed time for 2 days before procedure and if necessary 5 mg suppository rectally one hr before surgery. 10-18 yr, 10 mg tab orally at bed time for 2 days before procedure and if necessary 10 mg suppository rectally one hr before procedure.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Bisacodyl tablet 5 mg 100’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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