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Doctor insights on: Biscodyl And Pregnancy

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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What are the indications for bisacodyl?

What are the indications for bisacodyl?

Constipation: Hi Ejack
Bisacodyl is used for constipation. Hard bowel movements that are difficult to pass. That's constipation.
Take 1 to 3 tablets of 10 mg at bedtime to have a bowel movement in the morning.
Feel better
Dr Lori Lange ...Read more

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How long can you take bisacodyl (laxative)?

How long can you take bisacodyl (laxative)?

Depends: Can be used on a regular basis if under the direction of a physician. Check with your physician for the management of your constipation. ...Read more

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Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

Is there a colonoscopy prep without bisacodyl tablets?

Other options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read more

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Can I take bisacodyl and dicyclomine/ bentyl together?

Can I take bisacodyl and dicyclomine/ bentyl together?

Yes, but: What are you treating? Bisacodyl is a laxative. Bentyl (dicyclomine) is an antispasmodic. To some extent the laxative would cause cramps to cause a movement and ease constipation. If this is your primary problem then you should just take the laxative. If cramps is the primary problem and you are not constipated, you don't need a laxative. ...Read more

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Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Extreme pain after bisacodyl suppositories, what can cause this?

Worth an exam: If you are constipated, I would increase water, fiber, fruits, and vegetables in diet. But I am sure you knew that. What you also knew is that it is safer for you to be examined. Don't put it off please. ...Read more

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Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Is there any colonoscopy prep you can take without taking bisacodyl tablets?

Many options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte (polyethylene glycol) prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1 bisacodyl 5mg tab daily indefinitely? Why is dependence on it bad?

Is it safe to take 1 bisacodyl 5mg tab daily indefinitely? Why is dependence on it bad?

Probably not: Stool softeners, like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak, CAN be taken pretty much indefinitely, but bisacodyl is a stimulant, and there is good and long-standing evidence that continuous long-term use of such drugs produce a "lazy bowel, " so that the bowel cannot react normally. Eventually people can't have bowel movements without the med, and tolerance develops. So, I wouldn't recommend it. Find the cause ...Read more

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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

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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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Can I use bisacodyl suppository daily?

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

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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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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

Dr. Michael Finkelstein
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Bisacodyl (Definition)

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