Generic Medicine Info
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take on an empty stomach for rapid effect. Do not take w/in 1 hr of antacids, milk or other dairy products.
Severe dehydration, ileus, intestinal obstruction, acute abdominal conditions (e.g. appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel disease, severe abdominal pain). Rectal: Anal fissures, proctitis or ulcerated haemorrhoids.
Special Precautions
Renal impairment. Children . Pregnancy and lactation. Avoid prolonged use (>5 days). Patient Counselling This drug may cause dizziness or syncope, if affected, do not drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Reactions
Significant: Fluid and electrolyte imbalance e.g. metabolic acidosis or alkalosis, hypocalcaemia, hypokalaemia (prolonged use). Gastrointestinal disorders: Abdominal pain, bloody diarrhoea, nausea, abdominal cramps, haematochezia, vomiting, abdominal discomfort, anorectal discomfort, rectal burning (suppository). Rarely, colitis. Metabolism and nutrition disorders: Rarely, dehydration. Nervous system disorders: Dizziness.
Drug Interactions
High dose of bisacodyl may increase the risk of electrolyte imbalance with concomitant use of diuretics or adrenocorticosteroids. Enhanced gastrointestinal adverse effects with concomitant use of other laxatives. Decreased therapeutic effect and increased risk of dyspepsia and gastric irritation with antacids.
ATC Classification
A06AB02 - bisacodyl ; Belongs to the class of contact laxatives.
A06AG02 - bisacodyl ; Belongs to the class of enemas. Used in the treatment of constipation.
Disclaimer: This information is independently developed by CIMS based on bisacodyl from various references and is provided for your reference only. Therapeutic uses, prescribing information and product availability may vary between countries. Please refer to CIMS Product Monographs for specific and locally approved prescribing information. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, CIMS shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 CIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
Register or sign in to continue
Asia's one-stop resource for medical news, clinical reference and education
Sign up for free
Already a member? Sign in