Generic Name: Bisacodyl
Product Name: Bisalax
Indication of Bisalax
Bisacodyl is used to
Prepare the bowel for diagnostic or surgical procedures requiring the bowel to be empty
Action of Bisalax
Bisacodyl acts by directly stimulating the nerve endings in the mucosa of the colon, increasing the movement of the intestines.
Dose advice of Bisalax
Bisacodyl may be given as follows
5â15 mg orally given as a single dose at night
10 mg rectally given once a day when required.
Children aged greater than 3 years should be given 5â10 mg orally as a single dose at night or 5â10 mg rectally once a day as required.
Children aged less than3 years should be given 5 mg rectally once a day as required.
Up to 30 mg orally on the night before the procedure or 10 mg each night for 2 nights before the procedure. This is usually followed by a 10mg bisacodyl suppository on the morning of the procedure.
Elderly patients taking Bisacodyl have an increased risk of faecal incontinence.
Bisacodyl can be used during lactation however, it should only be used occasionally during pregnancy
The onset of action of Bisacodyl is as follows:
Oral: 6â12 hours
Suppository: 15â60 minutes
Enema: 5â15 minutes
Schedule of Bisalax
Uncommon side effects of Bisalax
Irritation of the rectum
Fluid and electrolyte imbalances
For further information talk to your doctor.