Bisacodyl
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Bisacodyl?

(bis a KOE dil)

• This medicine is used to treat constipation.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• Do not take dairy products, calcium supplements, or magnesium within 1 hour of this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Belly pain.

• Gas.

• Stomach cramps.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching;...

 
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