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Composition FOR BISACAD


food interaction for BISACAD

alcohol interaction for BISACAD

pregnancy interaction for BISACAD

lactation interaction for BISACAD

It is better to take Bisacad tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Bisacad tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Bisacad tablet is used in the treatment of constipation

How it works

Bisacad tablet directly increases the motility of the intestine, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Common side effects



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Expert advice FOR BISACAD

  • Together with Bisacodyl, fiber rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
    Avoid taking a Bisacodyl for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Bisacodyl after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Bisacodyl should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Frequently asked questions FOR BISACAD


Q. Is bisacodyl the same as Dulcolax, Colace?
Dulcolax is one of the trade names of bisacodyl. Colace is trade name of docusate. Bisacodyl and docusate belongs to same category of drugs (stool softener) with similar action, but their effect may vary upon individual response

Q. Is bisacodyl safe?
Bisacodyl is safe if used as recommended. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor

Q. Is bisacodyl safe for long term use?
Long term use of bisacodyl is not recommended. Please consult your doctor before use

Q. Is bisacodyl over the counter?
Yes, bisacodyl is available over the counter

Q. Is bisacodyl gluten free?
Yes. Bisacodyl is gluten free. However, please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand before use

Q. Does bisacodyl cause diarrhea, nausea, Melanosis coli, cancer, bloating?
Bisacodyl can cause diarrhea, nausea and bloating. Bisacodyl does not cause Melanosis coli (pigmentation of the colon wall) and cancer

Q. Does bisacodyl help lose weight?
Bisacodyl does not help to lose weight.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)