Bisacodyl is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool. It also helps clean out the intestines prior to medical procedures or examinations.
Bicolax 5mg Tablet is safe if you use it for a prescribed duration and dose as recommended by your doctor. In case of any side effects, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Bicolax 5mg Tablet a stimulant laxative?
Yes, Bicolax 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives which increase bowel movements. Bicolax 5mg Tablet is used for recent or long-term constipation. It can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation.
Q. Is Bicolax 5mg Tablet habit forming?
Bicolax 5mg Tablet can be habit-forming. Long-term use can make your body depend on the laxative for regular bowel movements, damage the bowel, cause malnutrition, and problems with the amounts of water and salts in your body. Do not use this medicine for longer than directed by your doctor. If your constipation keeps returning, consult your doctor.
Q. Is Bicolax 5mg Tablet effective?
Yes, Bicolax 5mg Tablet is effective if used for an approved indication at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Bicolax 5mg Tablet for constipation?
Bicolax 5mg Tablet is used for the treatment of recent or long-term constipation. Bicolax 5mg Tablet can also be used to clear the bowels before surgery, labor or radiological investigation. Bicolax 5mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives. Stimulant laxatives increase bowel movements, thus help in relieving constipation.
Q. Can I take Bicolax 5mg Tablet with senna?
Bicolax 5mg Tablet 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. Therefore, please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can the use of Bicolax 5mg Tablet help lose weight?
Bicolax 5mg Tablet does not cause weight loss. Please consult your doctor in case you experience weight loss while taking Bicolax 5mg Tablet or if you need treatment for weight management.
Q. Does Bicolax 5mg Tablet cause diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a common side effect of Bicolax 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience intolerable diarrhea with Bicolax 5mg Tablet.
Q. Does Bicolax 5mg Tablet cause cramping?
Abdominal cramps or pain is a common side effect of Bicolax 5mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor if you experience cramps while taking Bicolax 5mg Tablet.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 21st Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.