Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsBisacodyl
Description

Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository is a stool softener, which is used in the treatment of constipation by preventing dry and hard stools. It is also used before certain medical procedures to empty the bowels.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Fainting
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Stomach discomfort and pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting

Uses of Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository

What is it prescribed for?

  • Bowel preparation
  • Constipation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is about 6-10 hours after oral administration and 15-60 minutes after rectal administration.
  • Duration of effect
    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendency has been reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is safe for use in breastfeeding women.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bisacodyl.

Intestinal obstruction

Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of intestinal obstruction due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

Rectal bleeding

Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository is not recommended for use in patients having rectal bleeding due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. The risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is safe for use in breastfeeding women.
General warnings

Continuous use

This medicine should not be used for more than 7 days.

Electrolyte imbalance

This medicine should be used with caution due to an increased risk of electrolytes and fluid imbalance. Consult the doctor in case of any side effects such as dizziness, weakness, and fainting. Drink an adequate amount of water to prevent dehydration.

Blood in stool

This medicine may cause the presence of blood in stool in some patients, which is often mild and self-limiting. Seek immediate medical attention in case of any excessive rectal bleeding.

Pediatric use

This medicine is recommended for use in children under 4 years of age only under the supervision of a doctor.

Missed Dose

If a dose of Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Lactulose

Calcium carbonate

Magnesium carbonate

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Taking milk within 1 hour of administration of Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository tablets may cause gastric irritation.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Seek emergency medical treatment in the case of any severe side effects.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Bisacodyl (CIPLA) 5 mg Suppository works by stimulating the bowel muscles to increase the bowel movements.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Laxatives

Schedule

N/A

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB09020

Bisacodyl Laxative - bisacodyl tablet, coated [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=71864615-8a5e-46f5-87b5-51bc8d9baa83

Bisacodyl: MedlinePlus Drug Information [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a601027.html

Prescribing medicines in pregnancy database [Internet]. Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). 2017 [cited 10 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.tga.gov.au/prescribing-medicines-pregnancy-database

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https://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/search2/f?./temp/~IpxbTG:1
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