Medication Description: Bisacodyl (Bisacodylum)
Bisacodyl (Bisacodylum). 4, 4'-diacetoxydiphenylpyridyl- (2) -methane, or bis (4-acetoxyphenyl) (pyridyl-2) -methane.
Synonyms Neolax, Novolax, Oralax, Pentalax, Prontolax, Pyrilax, Rytmil, Sedolax, Spirolax, Theralax, Videx, etc.
White or white with a slightly yellowish sheen crystalline powder. Practically insoluble in water.
It has a laxative effect, splitting in the alkaline contents of the intestine and causing irritation of mucosal receptors. When ingested, it acts after several (usually 5-7) hours, and when administered as rectal suppositories - within the first hour.
Assign with habitual constipation.
The usual single dose for adults 5-10 mg (1 to 2 tablets) at bedtime, regardless of the time of meals; with insufficient effect and good tolerability - 3 tablets. If necessary, take an additional 1 - 2 tablets in the morning 30 minutes before breakfast.
When taking Bisacodil possible discomfort and pain in the stomach, abdominal cramping, frequent loose stools (overdose).
Contraindications are common to laxatives. Bisacodil does not penetrate into mother's milk. 3 abroad, Bisacodil is also available in the form of dragees [0.005 g (5 mg) in a package of 30 pieces] and rectal candles [0.01 g (10 mg) in 6 and 12 pieces].
Adults are prescribed pills in the same doses as tablets. Rectally administered 1 - 2 candles (0.01 - 0.02 g) per day.
Children from 1 year to 7 years old appoint 1 pill or 1/2 - 1 candle, from 7 to 14 years - 1 - 2 pills or 1 candle.
In the case of the appointment of a preparation for cleaning the intestines in preparation for an operation or an X-ray examination of the abdominal organs, in the evening they take 2-4 pills inside and inject one candle in the morning.
Form release: pills to 0,005 grams, coated yellow (Ta bulettae Visacodyli 0,005 obductai) in a package of 10 and 40 pieces.
Storage: List B. Under normal conditions.