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What is the right time to take Bisacodyl?

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Posted on Sat, 20 Sep 2014
Question: Have Bisacodyl 5mg ec for bowel prep but not told when to take it in the process
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Answered by Dr. Deepika Patil (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
find the schedule below

Detailed Answer:
Hi Mam,

Welcome to HealthcareMagic .

Suppose your colonoscopy is scheduled in morning then you may follow the below schedule-

-take bisacodyl 5mg 4 tablets previous day afternoon roughly between 1 to 3pm.

-after 4 hours actually colyte solution will be made to drink.

Only with bisacodyl there won't be complete emptying of colon so clear view won't be there in colonoscopy.

So please confirm if you are advised to take some drug in liquid form for night.

From previous day you should not take solid foods and only clear liquids from evening of previous day.

Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help.

Regards
Dr.Deepika Patil
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What is the right time to take Bisacodyl?

Brief Answer: find the schedule below Detailed Answer: Hi Mam, Welcome to HealthcareMagic . Suppose your colonoscopy is scheduled in morning then you may follow the below schedule- -take bisacodyl 5mg 4 tablets previous day afternoon roughly between 1 to 3pm. -after 4 hours actually colyte solution will be made to drink. Only with bisacodyl there won't be complete emptying of colon so clear view won't be there in colonoscopy. So please confirm if you are advised to take some drug in liquid form for night. From previous day you should not take solid foods and only clear liquids from evening of previous day. Hope I have answered your query . If any further queries are there I would love to help. Regards Dr.Deepika Patil