Bisacodyl, tablets, coated. 5 mg 30 pcs.

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Product Description

Structure

1 tab.:

Bisacodyl 5.00 mg

Excipients: 

Potato starch 

Lactose 

Gelatin  

Talc (magnesium hydrosilicate) 

Magnesium stearate

pharmachologic effect

Bisacodyl is a laxative. 

It causes irritation of the receptor apparatus of the intestine, has a direct effect on the intestinal mucosa, enhancing its repellent and increasing mucus secretion in the large intestine. 

The action occurs within an hour after application.

Pharmacokinetics

Not absorbed in the intestines. It is a prodrug, in an alkaline medium, hydrolysis occurs with the formation of a metabolite that has an irritating effect on the gastrointestinal mucosa.

Indications

  • Constipation due to hypotension of the colon and flaccid peristalsis of the colon (including in elderly patients, after surgery, childbirth).
  • Regulation of stool with hemorrhoids, proctitis, anal fissures.
  • Preparation for surgical operations, instrumental and radiological studies.

Pregnancy and lactation

Precautions during pregnancy and lactation.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity to Bisacodyl
  • intestinal obstruction,
  • strangulated hernia,
  • acute inflammatory diseases of the abdominal organs,
  • peritonitis,
  • gastrointestinal bleeding,
  • uterine bleeding
  • spastic constipation
  • sharp proctitis
  • acute hemorrhoids
  • colon carcinoma.

Side effects

Allergic reactions are possible.

From the gastrointestinal tract, spastic abdominal pain, diarrhea are possible, which can lead to dehydration of the body, disruption of the electrolyte balance.

The use of high doses or prolonged use of bisacodyl can lead to the development of intestinal atony.

Interaction

Joint use with antacids can lead to premature dissolution of the enteric coating of the drug and irritation of the stomach and duodenum.

It is not recommended to be taken simultaneously with milk and alkaline mineral water.

How to take, course of administration and dosage

Bisacodyl tablets are taken orally before bedtime, regardless of the time of a meal. 

The tablet should be swallowed without chewing!

Dose for adults: 1-3 tablets (5-15 mg) at a time. 

With insufficient laxative effect, the drug is taken additionally the next morning - 1-2 tablets (5-10 mg).

Dose for children over 6 years: 1 tablet (5 mg).

Ingestion of a chewed tablet causes irritation of the gastric mucosa and abdominal pain.

Overdose

Symptoms: diarrhea, dehydration, impaired water-electrolyte balance, hypokalemia, atony of the colon.

Treatment: symptomatic.

Appointment

Laxatives

Special instructions

Use the drug with caution in pregnant and lactating women, in patients with liver and / or kidney diseases, as well as in patients with suspected inflammatory bowel diseases.

Do not use the drug for more than 7 days without special instructions from a doctor.

Release form

Enteric coated bisacodyl tablets.

Round biconvex tablets of pink color.

Storage conditions

In a place protected from moisture, at a temperature of 15–25 ° C

Shelf life

2 years