Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

bisacodyl

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience in Pain Management
Once per day: Taking more than one per day could lead to relying on the medication for normal bowel movements.
5
5 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Manufacturer: states Dulcolax can be taken "Occasionally" as needed for constipation.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Drug interaction : Checker shows no interactions between bisacodyl and alcohol.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Taking too often?: Before you contemplate long term laxative dependency, seek medical evaluation--rule out metabolic causes of constipation (e.g. Low thyroid or adrenal ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Ducolax -depends on: product. Dulcolax Laxative Suppositories can reportedly lead to bowel movement as quickly as 15 minutes. Dulcolax Laxative Tablets usually work over ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A female asked:
Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipation: Hi. Bisacodyl is used for constipation. Hard bowel movements that are difficult to pass. Thats constipation. Take 1 to 3 tablets of 10 mg at bedtime t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hydrate, hydrate: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience in Gastroenterology
Yes: This is typically fine as part of a bowel preparation for colonoscopy.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Constipation: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that ... Read More
1
1 comment

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month