BO Lax 5mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of BO Lax Tablet

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Uses of BO Lax Tablet

BO Lax 5mg Tablet is used in the treatment of constipation.
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Side effects of BO Lax Tablet

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Dehydration.

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How to use BO Lax Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take BO Lax 5mg Tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).

How BO Lax Tablet works

Bo lax 5mg tablet directly increases the motility of the intestine, thereby making the stool soft and easier to pass.

In Depth Information on BO Lax Tablet

Expert advice for BO Lax Tablet

  • Together with Bo lax, 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 Bo lax 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 Bo lax after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Bo lax should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
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Warnings
Special precautions for BO Lax 5mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
BO Lax 5mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
BO Lax 5mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Patients may experience dizziness and/or syncope due to a vasovagal response (e.g. to abdominal spasm). If patients experience abdominal spasm they should avoid driving.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of BO Lax 5mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.

Use of BO Lax 5mg Tablet is generally not advised if there is associated vomiting as the loss of body water can be harmful to kidney function.
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Liver
There is limited information available on the use of BO Lax
5mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for BO Lax 5mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Bisacodyl

Bo lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increases bowel movements. Bo lax is used for recent or long-term constipation. Bo lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.
Bo lax is recommended to be used only for five days if the cause of constipation is not known. Please consult your doctor regarding its use and use it for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Bo lax is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In the case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Nausea is a common side effect of Bo lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive nausea while taking Bo lax.
Bo lax has not been reported to cause any type of cancer. Please consult your doctor in case you have any further questions on this topic.
Bo lax is not an over the counter (OTC) drug. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs and should only be taken when advised by a doctor.
Bo lax is not habit forming. However, as with all laxatives, Bo lax should be taken for a duration as recommended by your doctor.
Bo lax is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Bo lax is not addictive. However, as with all laxatives, Bo lax should be taken for a duration as advised by your doctor. When the bowel regularity returns to normal, medicine can usually be stopped. If you need laxatives every day or if you have abdominal pain which does not go away even after taking the medicine, you should consult your doctor.
Bo lax is used for the treatment of recent or long term constipation. Bo lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labour or radiological investigation.Bo lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.
Q. Can I take Bo lax with docusate sodium?
Bo lax and docusate sodium both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives and hence work similarly. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two, so it may be safe to use them together. However, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together as it may not be very useful to taken them together.
Q. Can I take Bo lax with prednisone?
Bo lax can be taken with prednisone. However, Bo lax can affect the absorption of any medicine taken along with it as it can affect the way a medicine would work. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine with Bo lax.
Q. Can I take Bo lax with senna?
Bo lax and senna both belong to a group of medicines called laxatives. However, no drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. This does not mean that interactions cannot occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Bo lax does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Bo lax or you need treatment for weight management.
Bo lax belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives that increase bowel movements for the removal of stools. Bo lax is different from stool softeners as they work by allowing passage of water into the stool mass and softening them.
Yes, Bo lax does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check the expiry date before using any medicine.
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Bo lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Bo lax.
Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Bo lax. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Bo lax.
Bloating has not been observed with Bo lax. However, Bo lax may cause abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Please consult your doctor if you experience bloating with Bo lax.
Bo lax belongs to diphenylmethane derived stimulant laxatives and has not been reported to cause melanosis coli. This condition may develop in patients who chronically ingest anthraquinone-containing stimulant laxatives. In this condition, a dark pigment gets deposited in the lamina propria (one of the lining layers in the wall) of the large intestine (colon). Please consult your doctor if you have any symptoms of melanosis coli while taking Bo lax.
Bo lax has not been reported to get you high. Bo lax is a stimulant laxative used for recent or long-term constipation. Bo lax can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or any radiological investigation.
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