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Dulcolax

bisacodyl

Manufacturer:

Sanofi

Distributor:

Zuellig
/
Four Star
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Bisacodyl
Indications/Uses
Constipation. Prep of diagnostic procedures, in pre- & post-op treatment & in conditions requiring defecation to be facilitated.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Constipation Adult & childn >10 yr 1-2 tab, 4-10 yr 1 tab. To be taken at night to facilitate bowel movement the following morning. Prep of diagnostic procedures & pre-op Adult 2-4 tab the night before exam, followed by an immediate relief laxative (eg, supp) in the morning of the exam. Childn ≥4 yr 1 tab in the evening & a paed immediate relief laxative (eg, supp) on the following morning.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Do not take antacids, milk or other dairy products. Swallow whole, do not chew/crush.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Patients w/ ileus, intestinal obstruction, acute abdominal conditions including appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel diseases, & severe abdominal pain associated w/ nausea & vomiting. Severe dehydration.
Special Precautions
Prolonged excessive use may lead to fluid & electrolyte imbalance & hypokalaemia. Discontinue use & restart only under medical supervision in patients suffering from fluid loss (eg, renal insufficiency, elderly). Does not help w/ wt loss. Risk of haematochezia; dizziness &/or syncope. Rare hereditary conditions of galactose intolerance eg, galactosaemia; fructose intolerance. Avoid potentially hazardous tasks eg, driving or operating machinery. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <10 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal cramps &/or pain, diarrhoea, nausea.
Drug Interactions
Risk of dyspepsia & gastric irritation w/ antacids & milk products. Increased risk of electrolyte imbalance w/ diuretics or adreno-corticosteroids. Electrolyte imbalance may increase sensitivity to cardiac glycosides. Enhanced GI side effects w/ other laxatives.
MIMS Class
Laxatives, Purgatives
ATC Classification
A06AB02 - bisacodyl ; Belongs to the class of contact laxatives.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Dulcolax enteric-coated tab 5 mg
Packing/Price
100's;30's
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