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What is the difference between bisacodyl and sennosides?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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