Without a Prescription
Bisacodyl may only be prescribed for the prevention or treatment of constipation in the terminally ill. Bisacodyl contains two active ingredients, dantron and poloxamer 188. The combination is known as co-danthramer and is prescribed for relieving constipation in people who are terminally ill.
Bisacodyl may cause the skin around your bottom or your urine to turn pink or red. To be prescribed with caution in incontinence. It is not to be prescribed in - Acute abdominal pain; Blockage of the gut (intestinal obstruction); Breastfeeding; Infants in nappies; Pregnancy. Bisacodyl should not be prescribed if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. Certain medicines should not be prescribed during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other medicines may be safely prescribed in pregnancy or breastfeeding providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the unborn baby. Bisacodyl may cause your urine to be coloured. There are no significant interactions with Bisacodyl.
Medicines and their possible side effects can affect individual people in different ways. In case of any side effect consult immediately a doctor.
Strong preparations of co-danthramer are not recommended for children under 12 years of age.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Bisacodyl may also be known as: