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Bisacodyl Suppos Bp 10mg

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Bisacodyl Suppositories 10mg is a stimulant laxative that can be used for the relief of constipation.

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Bisacodyl Suppositories 10mg contains the active ingredient bisacodyl that fits into a group of medicines called stimulant laxatives. It works by stimulating the nerve endings in the walls of the large intestine (colon) and the rectum, which causes the muscles in the intestinal wall to contract more often and with more force. This will result in the contents of the intestine to be moved through the colon to the rectum so that the bowel can be emptied. It is therefore effective for relieving constipation. They may also be used to empty the bowel before certain medical procedures.

The suppositories melt in the rectum in order to release the bisacodyl ingredient and it can start to take effect in around 15-20 minutes. They are therefore able to provide quick relief from constipation.

Directions for using Bisacodyl Suppositories 10mg:

  • Please follow the directions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist carefully. They will let you know how to use the medication as well as when and how often to take it.

Caution before using Bisacodyl suppositories 10mg:

  • You should not use this medicine if you have severe abdominal pain together with feeling sick and vomiting, as this could indicate that you have a more serious condition that needs investigating.
  • Dulcolax suppositories are for rectal use only and must not be taken by mouth.
  • You should not use this medicine on a continuous basis for more than five days. If you find you need to use a laxative every day you should consult your doctor so that the cause of your constipation can be investigated.
  • Prolonged, excessive use of laxatives can lead to chronic diarrhoea, low potassium levels in the blood (hypokalaemia) and an imbalance in the amount of fluid and salts (electrolytes) in your body, particularly if you are also taking diuretic or steroid medicines. This can cause kidney problems, amongst others. Prolonged, excessive use may also make your constipation worse in the long-term, as your gut can become reliant on the laxative.
  • This medication is not known to be harmful to use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, like this any other medication, please speak with your doctor or pharmacist before using Bisacodyl.
  • Avoid this medication if you have any known sensitivity or allergy to its ingredients.

Not to be used in:

  • Blockage of the gut (intestinal obstruction or ileus)
  • Acute attacks of inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease
  • Sudden abdominal conditions requiring surgery, such as appendicitis
  • Severe dehydration
  • Tear in the lining of the back passage (anal fissure)
  • Ulceration and inflammation of the rectum (ulcerative proctitis)
  • Children under 10 years of age (suppositories for children are available for use on medical advice - see the factsheet linked at the end of this page)
Please contact your doctor or medical practitioner to understand more about the side effects of taking Bisacodyl Suppos Bp 10mg .
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