Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Indications
Bisacodyl is used for relieving occasional constipation and irregularity.
How to Use Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Use Bisacodyl as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Take Bisacodyl by mouth with or without food.
Take Bisacodyl with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL).
Drinking extra fluids while you are taking Bisacodyl is recommended. Check with your doctor for instructions.
Swallow Bisacodyl whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
Do not take Bisacodyl within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk.
If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl and are taking it regularly, take 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 take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Bisacodyl.
Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) Dosage
Use as prescribed by your Health Provider.
Storage of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)
Store Bisacodyl at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Bisacodyl out of the reach of children and away from pets.
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 breast-feeding
- 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 pain
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Bisacodyl. However, no specific interactions with Bisacodyl are known at this time.
Ask your health care provider if Bisacodyl may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Do NOT use Bisacodyl if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Bisacodyl
- you have severe stomach pain; appendicitis; severe constipation; stomach, intestinal, or rectal bleeding; or intestinal blockage
- you cannot swallow without chewing
- you are having abdominal surgery
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Do not use for longer than 1 week without checking with your doctor. Using Bisacodyl for a long time may result in loss of normal bowel function.
Do not take additional laxatives or stool softeners with Bisacodyl unless directed by your doctor.
Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement within 12 hours after use of a laxative may be a sign of a serious condition. Stop use and contact your doctor.
If you develop nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain, stop using Bisacodyl 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. Instead, check with your doctor.
Use Bisacodyl with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
Bisacodyl should not be used 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 while pregnant. It is not known if Bisacodyl is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding take Bisacodyl, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
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 effects occur:
- 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.
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Top 5 Bisacodyl Reviews
Customer "smart reader" // 2014-01-22
Overall rating: 5.0 stars (☆☆☆☆☆) of 5.0 possible
Super pleased with Bisacodyl product and I know Bisacodyl will be my go to for spicing up smoothies I make. Planning to make a chocolate, strawberry, and banana smoothie later on today and these will be added for sure! Love Bisacodyl they are organic all while satisfying my chocolate cravings! I would recommend Bisacodyl product to someone who does get chocolate cravings but doesn't want to reach for a candy bar every time.
L8z4Cat // 2017-07-02
Overall rating: 2.0 stars (☆☆) of 5.0 possible
Bisacodyl is OK. I mean Bisacodyl is fiber, but Bisacodyl doesn't dissolve as good as Benefiber, Bisacodyl tends to clump more.Would I buy again: YES.Worth the price: YES.
Aramaki // 2014-09-18
Overall rating: 5.0 stars (☆☆☆☆☆) of 5.0 possible
I eat a variety of different protein bars and Bisacodyl Bisacodyl I like for its low calorie, high protein ratio. The peanut butter is pretty tasty, although my box arrived on a hot day and they were melted when I received Bisacodyl . I put Bisacodyl in the fridge and they firmed back up. They do have a a chalky smell to Bisacodyl but they still taste very good to me.
Kollegeman // 2015-08-07
Overall rating: 4.0 stars (☆☆☆☆) of 5.0 possible
I first experienced kinesio taping at physical therapy. I have been recovering from ligament strain and stiff neck/trapezius for several weeks now and finally decided to try therapy. I was shocked when after the first taping, (by the end of the day) my trapezius were looser than they'd been for weeks! And the swelling in the back of my neck finally started to subside.So I read all about taping, how to apply (insertion to origin, vs. origin to insertion), and all about the stretch factor. My husband and I both have backgrounds in personal training so Bisacodyl all made perfect sense to me.My concern was whether Bisacodyl would work as well as the tape my physical therapist applied. So I instructed my husband how to apply Bisacodyl for me, and the beneficial effects were equivalent. The only thing Bisacodyl subtracted a star is Bisacodyl Bisacodyl did not stick quite as well. The professional tape would last about 4-5 days (through showers and all), and Bisacodyl tape lasts about 3-4 days. So I lose about a day with Bisacodyl tape,
Alexmom // 2015-03-07
Overall rating: 3.0 stars (☆☆☆) of 5.0 possible
Bisacodyl is okay. I think Bisacodyl did curb my appetite. I got tired of having to remember to take my shaker with me.
AuthorThis article is written by Melva Otis, MD
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