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

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DOSING:

Rectal suppository

  • Adults and children 12 years of age and older: Unwrap and insert 1 suppository into rectum daily as a single dose. Retain for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Children of ages 6 to under 12 years: Unwrap and insert ½ suppository into rectum daily as a single dose.
  • Children under 2 years of age: Ask a doctor.

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Enema

  • 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.

REFERENCES: FDA Prescribing Information.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/17/2015


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