Western Medicine Bisacodyl Adult 10mg For Acute And Chronic
Bisacodyl suppositories are used for:
Relieving occasional constipation and irregularity. It may also be
used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Bisacodyl suppositories are a stimulant laxative. It acts directly
on the bowels, stimulating the bowel muscles to cause a bowel
Do NOT use bisacodyl suppositories if:
|1||you are allergic to any ingredient in bisacodyl suppositories|
|2||you have severe stomach pain; appendicitis; severe constipation;
stomach, intestinal, or rectal bleeding; or intestinal blockage|
|3||you are having abdominal surgery|
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of
these apply to you.
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Before using bisacodyl suppositories:
Tell your health care provider if you have any medical conditions,
especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine,
herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have heart failure, abnormal levels of fluids or
electrolytes in your body, nausea, vomiting, or undiagnosed stomach
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with bisacodyl suppositories. However,
no specific interactions with bisacodyl suppositories are known at
Ask your health care provider if bisacodyl suppositories may
interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health
care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any
How to use bisacodyl suppositories:
Use bisacodyl suppositories as directed by your doctor. Check the
label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
|1||Remove the wrapper from the suppository.|
|2||Insert suppository well up into the rectum as directed by your
doctor or on the package labeling. Retain the suppository for 15 to
|3||If you have hemorrhoids, coat the tip of the suppository with
petroleum jelly before inserting.|
|4||Drinking extra fluids while you are using bisacodyl suppositories
is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.|
|5||If you miss a dose of bisacodyl suppositories and are using it
regularly, use it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for
your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular
dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.|
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how
to use bisacodyl suppositories.
Important safety information:
- Do not use for longer than 1 week without checking with your
doctor. Using bisacodyl suppositories for a long time may result in
loss of normal bowel function.
- Do not take additional laxatives or stool softeners with bisacodyl
suppositories unless directed by your doctor.
- Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a
laxative may be a sign of a serious condition. Stop use and contact
- If you develop nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain, stop using
bisacodyl suppositories and check with your doctor.
- If you notice a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts for 2
weeks or more, do not continue using bisacodyl suppositories.
Instead, check with your doctor.
- Use bisacodyl suppositories with caution in the ELDERLY; they may
be more sensitive to its effects.
- Bisacodyl suppositories are not recommended for use in CHILDREN
younger than 6 years old; safety and effectiveness in these
children have not been confirmed.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your
doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using
bisacodyl suppositories while pregnant. It is not known if this
medicine is found in breast milk. If you are or will be
breast-feeding take bisacodyl suppositories, check with your
doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of bisacodyl suppositories:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or
minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most
COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Cramps; faintness; stomach discomfort.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty
breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face,
lips, or tongue).
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If
you have questions about side effects, contact your health care
provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control
Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include diarrhea;
Proper storage of bisacodyl suppositories:
Store bisacodyl suppositories at room temperature, between 59 and
86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store in a tightly closed
container away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the
bathroom. Keep bisacodyl suppositories out of the reach of children
and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about bisacodyl suppositories, please
talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Bisacodyl suppositories are to be used only by the patient for whom
it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.