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bisacodyl (generic name)

(bis a KOE dill): A laxative - This medicine is used to relieve constipation
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Bisacodyl Gastro-resistant tablet

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • diarrhea
  • muscle weakness
  • nausea, vomiting
  • unusual weight loss

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • bloating
  • discolored urine
  • lower stomach discomfort or cramps
  • rectal itching, burning, or swelling

This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature below 25 degrees C (77 degrees F). Protect from moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

NOTE:This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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Last Updated

March 19, 2009

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