Description of the medicine: Bisacodyl (Bisacodylum)
BISACODIL (Bisacodylum). 4, 4'-diacetoxydiphenylpyridyl- (2) -methane, or bis- (4-acetoxyphenyl) (pyridyl-2) -methane.
Synonyms: Dulcolax, Acetphenolpicolin, Alaxa, Alsylax, Bicolax, Bisacodyl, Bisacolax, Bisalax, Biscolax, Brocalax, Contactolax, Contalax, Demolaxin, Ducolax, Dulcolax, Durolax, Eulaxan, Enteralax Lololax, Folax, Lolax, Medolax, Falax, Lolax, Medolax Neolax, Novolax, Oralax, Pentalax, Prontolax, Pyrilax, Rytmil, Sedolax, Spirolax, Theralax, Videx, etc.
Crystalline powder, white or white with a slightly yellowish tint. It is practically insoluble in water.
It has a laxative effect, breaking down in the alkaline contents of the intestine and causing irritation of the receptors of the mucous membrane. When taken orally, it acts after a few (usually after 5 - 7) hours, with the appointment in the form of rectal suppositories - during the first hour.
Assign with the usual constipation.
The usual single dose for adults is 5-10 mg (1 to 2 tablets) at bedtime, regardless of the meal time; with insufficient effect and good tolerance - 3 tablets. If necessary, take an additional 1 - 2 tablets in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast.
When taking bisacodyl, discomfort and pain in the stomach, spastic abdominal pain, frequent loose stools (with an overdose) are possible.
Contraindications are common for laxatives. Bisacodyl does not penetrate into mother's milk. Abroad, bisacodyl is also available in the form of dragees [at 0.005 g (5 mg) in a package of 30 pieces] and rectal suppositories [at 0.01 g (10 mg) in 6 and 12 pieces].
Adults are prescribed dragees in the same doses as tablets. Rectally administered 1 to 2 suppositories (0.01 - 0.02 g) per day.
Children from 1 year to 7 years are prescribed 1 tablet or 1/2 - 1 candle inside, from 7 to 14 years - 1 - 2 tablets or 1 candle.
In the case of prescribing a drug for bowel cleansing in preparation for surgery or an X-ray examination of the abdominal organs, take 2-4 tablets in the evening in the evening and introduce one candle in the morning.
Release form: tablets of 0.005 g, coated with a yellow membrane (Tabuletta Visacodyli 0.005 product) in a package of 10 and 40 pieces.
Storage: List B. Under normal conditions.