Boehringer Ingelheim | Bisacodyl (Medication)


Bisacodyl is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out. Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. If you are self-treating, follow all directions on the product package.

If you are uncertain about any of the information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Swallow this medication whole. Bisacodyl is used to treat constipation. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery. ...

Side Effect:

Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur:persistent nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, muscle cramps/weakness, irregular heartbeat, dizziness, decreased urination, mental/mood changes (such as confusion).

Stomach/abdominal pain or cramping, nausea, diarrhea, or weakness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. ...


Before taking bisacodyl, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of:appendicitis or symptoms of appendicitis (such as nausea/vomiting, sudden or unexplained stomach/abdominal pain), a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts for longer than 2 weeks, bleeding from the rectum, intestinal blockage.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...