General English name: Bisacodyl
Application: Constipation – before some surgeries
Bisacodyl drug Information
Drug Information: Bisacodyl is used to treat constipation. Constipation is caused by an improper diet, when you drink enough water or when you need to go to the toilet, you get constipation. Pregnancy, lack of exercise and fulfillment (such as being ill) and some medications, including some painkillers, are also considered.
Some people think that if they do not go to the bathroom every day, they will have constipation, while even consciously they will have diarrhea. This is not a definition of constipation, but constipation is a condition in which a person goes to the bathroom less than a normal person and has difficulty passing stools and hard stools when he goes to the bathroom.
Bisacodyl activates the intestinal muscles and causes the stool to move in your gut and defecate easily. Bisacodyl tablets usually work within 10-12 hours and suppositories within 20-60 minutes. Bisacodyl is also available over-the-counter in pharmacies.
Bisacodyl is sometimes used to empty the bowel before surgery and will be prescribed by a hospital or clinic.
Contraindications to the use of the drug Bisacodyl
Pay attention to the expiration date of bisacodyl and do not take it if the medicine you have has expired.
Never give bisacodyl to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor for bisacodyl.
Check for bisacodyl drug interactions and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.
Drug Interaction with Bisacodyl
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Some medications that may interact with bisacodyl include: Drugs that reduce stomach acid (such as hydrogen blockers such as ranitidine, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole).
Tips to consider before taking Bisacodyl
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to know the following before taking bisacodyl:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding; Because at these times, you should take medications that are only prescribed by your doctor.
- If you want it for a child under 10 years old. In such cases, you should consult your doctor before giving this medicine to your child.
- If you have severe abdominal pain or feel sick.
- If you have recently had bowel or abdomen surgery.
- If you are dehydrated or taking a diuretic (water pill).
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Possible side effects of Bisacodyl
All medications can cause side effects; But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
Feeling sick, diarrhea, muscle cramps, discomfort, suppository may irritate the anus.
Talk to your doctor if you experience any symptoms that you feel may be due to bisacodyl.
How to store Bisacodyl
Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
Keep the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.