Trade Names:Dulcolax- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg- Suppositories 10 mg
Trade Names:Fleet Laxative- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg- Suppositories 10 mg
Trade Names:Modane- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg
Trade Names:Women's Gentle Laxative- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg
Trade Names:Bisac-Evac- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg- Suppositories 10 mg
Trade Names:Caroid- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg
Trade Names:Correctol- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg
Trade Names:Feen-a-mint- Tablets, enteric-coated 5 mg
Trade Names:Reliable Gentle Laxative- Tablets, enteric-coated and delayed-release 5 mg- Suppositories 10 mg
Trade Names:Bisacodyl Uniserts- Suppositories 10 mgAPO-Bisacodyl (Canada)Apo-Bisacodyl DR (Canada)Carters Little Pills (Canada)ratio-Bisacodyl (Canada)
Acts as cathartic stimulant.
6 to 10 h.Suppositories
15 to 60 min.
Short-term treatment of constipation; evacuation of colon for rectal and bowel evaluations; preparation for delivery or surgery.
Nausea, vomiting, or other symptoms of appendicitis; acute surgical abdomen; fecal impaction; intestinal obstruction; undiagnosed abdominal pain; ulcerative lesions of colon; rectal fissures; ulcerative hemorrhoids.
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).SuppositoryAdults
PR 10 mg.Children older than 2 yr of age
PR 10 mg.Children younger than 2 yr of age
PR 5 mg.
Store tablets and suppositories in tightly closed containers in cool location.
May cause enteric coating of tablets to dissolve, resulting in gastric lining irritation or gastric indigestion.
None well documented.
Excessive bowel activity (griping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting); perianal irritation; bloating; flatulence; abdominal cramping; proctitis and inflammation.
Sweating, weakness. Suppositories may cause proctitis and inflammation with long-term use.
Category B .
Tablet form not recommended for children younger than 6 yr of age.
Long-term use may lead to laxative dependency. Long-term abuse results in cathartic colon (poorly functioning colon).
May indicate serious condition that may require further medical attention.
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