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Stimulant laxative Dulcolax

Bisacodyl - What is it for

‚ÄčBisacodyl is used to treat constipation. It is available in both tablets and suppositories forms.

It may also be used to empty the colon before an X-ray examination of the abdomen (including stomach and intestines) or endoscopy (where a camera is used to examine the digestive tract) and before surgery.

  • Tablets may take up to 12 hours to work.
  • Suppositories usually work within 15 minutes to an hour.

Bisacodyl - Additional Information

  • Updated on 9/30/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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