bisacodyl suppository (Dulcolax, Correctol, Bisacolax, Bisac-Evac, Alophen, Fleet Bisacodyl) (cont.)

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  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Use 1 bottle (1.25 oz) as a single dose.
  • Children under 12 years of age: Ask a doctor.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: No significant drug interactions.

PREGNANCY: There are no adequate studies done to determine safe and effective use of bisacodyl in pregnant women.

NURSING MOTHERS: It is unknown whether bisacodyl is excreted in breast milk; therefore it must be used with caution in nursing mothers.

SIDE EFFECTS: Side effects of bisacodyl are abdominal cramping, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, vertigo, rectal burning, and fluid and electrolyte imbalance.

REFERENCES: Constipation Treatment & Management.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014

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