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How does the dosage compare Bisacodyl vs Senna? ex. 5mg Bisacodyl would be equivalent to how much Senna?

How does the dosage compare Bisacodyl vs Senna? ex. 5mg Bisacodyl would be equivalent to how much Senna?

Doesn't matter: If one medication is working well, why change? If it is not working well, and you want to switch or add the other one start at the recommended starting dose for that specific medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

Similar effect: Biscodyl is fairly safe chemical available in tablet, suppository & enema form.Acts directly on colonic nerves to stumulate contractions which lead to mechanical expulsion of stool. Also have effect of increasing fluid & sodium secretion in bowel. Sennosides r derived from senna leaves, available in tablet or liquid form, is converted into bowel contraction stimulant form by colonic bacteria. ...Read more

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Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Is bisacodyl stronger than docusate?

Different: These are different drugs with different mechanism of actions. It is like comparing an apple to an orange. Biscodyl is a stimulant laxative directly working on the smooth muscles of the intestines. Docusate is simply a stool softener working by allowing increased absorption of fat and water. ...Read more

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What is the difference of bisacodyl and sennosides for bms?

Both are laxatives: Biscodyl is chemical strong laxative. Sennosidees are vegetable laxative, are quite safe and can be taken regularly. ...Read more

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Can I use bisacodyl suppository daily?

Possibly: This can be used as a daily regimen for constipation. Check with your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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