Bisacodyl

What is Bisacodyl?

Bisacodyl (INN) is an organic compound that is used as a contact (stimulant) laxative drug. It works directly on the colon to produce a bowel movement. It is typically prescribed for relief of constipation and for the management of neurogenic bowel dysfunction as well as part of bowel preparation before medical examinations, such as for a colonoscopy.

Bisacodyl is a derivative of diphenylmethane. It was first used as a laxative in 1953 because of its structural similarity to phenolphthalein.

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I usually have 3-4 bowel movements a day, but haven't been able to for 4 days now. I tried milk of magnesia and dulcolax stool softener but the...

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Acute constipation may be due to low fiber diet or sedentary lifestyle or antra abdominal pathology or electrolyte imbalance or...

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Dear Dr, My daughter is 22 months old, and she has been suffering from constipation since April 2012. I tried home remedies which did not work. I...

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Thanks for writing in.
Constipation in pediatric population is common. Because they will not be able to take enough fibres in diet.
If you...

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Hello.I recently had my wisdom teeth removed, and was on constant vicodin. This has been giving me bowel movements large and very difficult to push...

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The constipation is induced as side effect of vicodin.

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- discuss the alternative of viscodin as far as need of...

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Hello.I recently had my wisdom teeth removed, and was on constant vicodin. This has been giving me bowel movements large and very difficult to push...

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I usually have 3-4 bowel movements a day, but haven t been able to for 4 days now. I tried milk of magnesia and dulcolax stool softener but the...

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Dear Dr, My daughter is 22 months old, and she has been suffering from constipation since April 2012. I tried home remedies which did not work. I...

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