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Dulcolax and Bisacolax

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About this Medication
  • Brand Name: Dulcolax—tablet or suppository (U.S.); Bisacolax—tablet or suppository (Canada)
  • Chemical Name: bisacodyl (bis-a-koe-dill)
  • Usage in MS: Constipation
  • Generic Available: Yes

Description

Bisacodyl is an over-the-counter stimulant laxative that can be used in either oral or suppository form. Stimulant laxatives encourage bowel movements by increasing the muscle contractions in the intestinal wall that propel the stool mass. Although stimulant laxatives are popular for self-treatment, they are more likely to cause side effects than other types of laxatives.

Click here to read more about oral bisacodyl, which is also sold under the brand names Carter's Little Pills®, Correctol®, Feen-A-Mint®, Fleet® Bisacodyl.

Click here to read more about bisacodyl rectal, which is also sold under the brand names Bisac-Evac® Suppositories, Bisacodyl Uniserts@, Fleet® Bisacody Enema



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