BISACODYL Complevac 5 milligrams
Generic Name: BISACODYL
Brand Name: Complevac
Dosage Strength: 5 milligrams
Dosage Form: Delayed Release Tablet
WHAT IS THE MEDICINE USED FOR?
(Indication) Constipation. Prep for radiography; antepartum & postpartum care; prep for sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy; colonoscopy; hemorrhoids & anal fissures. All conditions which require defecation to be facilitated.
HOW MUCH AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU USE THIS MEDICINE?
Oral Bowel evacuation
Adult: Initially, 10-20 mg the night before the procedure followed by 10 mg rectal supp the next morning. Alternatively, 10 mg on each of the 2 nights before the procedure.
Child: 4-10 yr 5 mg the night before the procedure and 5 mg rectal supp the following morning; >10 yr Same as adult dose.
Adult: 5-10 mg at night, up to 20 mg may be given as necessary.
Child: 4-10 yr 5 mg at night; >10 yr Same as adult dose.
(Contraindications) Acute abdominal conditions (e.g. appendicitis, intestinal inflammatory bowel disease), intestinal obstruction, ileus, severe dehydration, severe abdominal pain associated w/ nausea and vomiting.
(Precautions) Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
(Adverse Reactions) Abdominal discomfort (e.g. colic, cramps), diarrhoea, electrolyte disturbance, nausea, vertigo, vomiting, haematochezia; irritation and proctitis (rectal). Rarely, hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. angioedema, anaphylactoid reactions).
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