Bisacodyl is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Dulcoflex Tablets. Bisacodyl belongs to the class of medications called stimulant laxatives. Bisacodyl should only be used to provide short-term relief from constipation. If you are still constipated after using bisacodyl for five days, you should seek the doctor?s advice.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Dulcoflex is used to relieve the occasional constipation. Constipation can be caused by a poor diet, not drinking enough water. Bisacodyl is sometimes also used to clear the bowel before a medical examination, for the preparation of certain medical tests, and in other situations where a bowel movement i required.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
This drug consists of Bisacodyl, which is a stimulant laxative. Dulcoflex works by stimulating the muscles in the wall of the small intestine and colon to generate a bowel movement.
Dulcoflex also alters water and electrolyte levels inintestines, thatincreases the level of fluids which also produce a laxative-like effect and encourages the muscles in your bowel to move stools through your body and helps you to go to the toilet.
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to this active ingredient Bisacodylor any other ingredient of the medicine
Are severely dehydrated
You are having abdominal surgery
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Have stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, or a sudden change in bowel movements lasting more than 2 weeks
Are 65 years of age or older
Skin reactions such as rash, hives, itching
Have any kidney disease
Have an ulcer problem
Are pregnant or planning to get pregnant in the near future
Are a breastfeeding woman
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 5 mg tablets to substitute one 10 mg Tablet.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug is usually recommended to be taken with the food or snacks. Dulcoflex is generally taken at the evening time before a bowel movement is desired. Bisacodyl normally causes a bowel movement within 6 to 12 hours. The Dulcoflex is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablet.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
SIDE EFFECTS OF DULCOFLEX:
If any of these effects continue for a longer time or become worse, contact your doctor immediately.
Bisacodyl may rarely cause serious side effects such as:muscle weakness, unusual weight loss, bloating, discolored urine, rectal itching, burning, or swelling. Information on the side effects of Bisacodylin this guide is not complete and there may be other side effects.
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: antacids such as aluminum hydroxide, magnesium hydroxide, corticosteroids such as dexamethasone, prednisone, digoxin, diuretics such as furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide, H2-antagonists such as ranitidine, cimetidine, milk, proton pump inhibitors such as omeprazole, pantoprazole. However, this is incomplete information as mentioning all the details for this drug is quite difficult. There may be other medications that may show interaction. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even someone is having same symptoms that you are having
Do not use this medication for any other disease without consulting with the doctor
In case you do not feel comfortable after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature