Drug ID: 2d00000046
Drug Name: Bisacodyl
Generic Names: Bisacodyl -5 | Julax (10 mg) | Dulcolax (Susp 5mg) | Bo Lax | Dulcolax (10mg) | Bisacodyl (5 mg) | Saflax | Swilax | Orcolax | Bisariv | Unilax | Julax - M | Bisacodyl | Baxative | Baxative (5 mg) | Bisacodyl | Bidlax -5 | Dulcolax | Conlax (10 mg) | Conlax | Junifree -RDS | 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
Legal Status: Non Opioid Prescription only drug
Indication for Mother: Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.
Recommended Dose: Adult: 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.
Recommended In: This medication is a stimulant laxative, prescribed for constipation. It increases intestinal activities to cause bowel movements.
Directions For Use: It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a suppository to insert into the rectum.
Storage: Store it at room temperature (25°C) and away from heat and moisture.
Dosage Forms: Tablet | Suppository | Enema
Side Effects: Gastrointestinal - Mild cramps, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort, stomach and intestinal irritation, faintness, irritation or burning in the rectum (from suppositories and enemas).
In Case of Overdose: Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include watery diarrhea, stomach cramps, muscle weakness, or urinating less than usual.
Avoid If: Avoid taking additional stool softeners.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. It also comes as a suppository to insert into the rectum.
Contraindicated in patients with acute surgical abdomen or intestinal obstruction, severe dehydration, fecal impaction, chronic use and hypersensitivity.
Drug Interaction: Consult your pharmacist.