bisacodyl suppository and enema (Dulcolax, Biscolax, Bisac-Evac, Fleet Enema, Laxative)

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GENERIC NAME: bisacodyl suppository and enema

BRAND NAME: Dulcolax, Biscolax, Bisac-Evac, Fleet Bisacodyl Enema, Fleet Stimulant Laxative

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative. It stimulates the muscles in the wall of the small intestine and colon to generate a bowel movement. It also alters water and electrolyte levels in intestines, increasing the level of fluids which also produce a laxative-like effect.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Bisacodyl is used for the temporary relief of occasional constipation and irregular bowel movements.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of bisacodyl are:

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

PREPARATIONS: Bisacodyl is available 10 mg rectal suppository and an enema containing 10 mg of bisacodyl per 30 ml of enema.

STORAGE: Bisacodyl suppositories and enemas require storage below 30 C (86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2015



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