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Drug Name:


Generic Name and Formulations:
Bisacodyl 5mg; e-c tabs.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for DULCOLAX:

Occasional constipation.


Swallow whole. 1–3 tabs daily. Results usually in 6–12 hours; reevaluate if ineffective.


Swallow whole. <6yrs: individualize. 6–11yrs: 1 tab daily. Results usually in 6–12 hours; reevaluate if ineffective.


Discontinue if rectal bleeding or no bowel movement occurs. Do not use if abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting present.


Tabs: do not take within at least 1 hour after antacids or milk.

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Pharmacological Class:


Adverse Reactions:

Abdominal discomfort, faintness, cramps; also supps: rectal burning.

How Supplied:

Tabs—25, 100, 150

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