Drug Index



Mechanism :

Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative. Bisacodyl stimulates the smooth muscle of the intestines. This causes the normal peristalsis. It increases water in the intestines, resulting in a bowel movement.

Indication :

• Laxative

• Bowel cleansing

Contraindications :

In intestinal obstruction and in case of any undiagnosed acute or persistent abdominal symptoms.

Dosing :

6-12 years: 5 mg or 0.3 mg/kg PO at bedtime or before breakfast.

>12 years: 5-15 mg orally at bedtime.

Adverse Effect :

Griping, excessive diarrhea, nausea, vertigo, vomiting. Prolonged use may lead to an atonic non-functioning colon and hyperkalemia.

Interaction :

Antacids: Should not be given within 1 hour of administering bisacodyl.

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