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Fleet bisacodyl

Generic Name: Bisacodyl Enema (bis AK oh dil)
Brand Name: Fleet Bisacodyl Enema
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Fleet Bisacodyl Enema. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.
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This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl enema). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl enema) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl enema) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Fleet bisacodyl Side Effects

Fleet Bisacodyl Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about bisacodyl. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Fleet Bisacodyl.

For the Consumer

Applies to bisacodyl: oral tablets delayed-release, rectal suppositories, rectal suspension

Side effects include:

Some degree of abdominal discomfort, nausea, cramps, griping, and/or faintness with therapeutic doses.

Diarrhea, GI irritation, and fluid and electrolyte depletion.

Gastric irritation and the possibility of vomiting if enteric coating of tablets is disrupted. (See Advice to Patients.)

Rectal administration of bisacodyl (the active ingredient contained in Fleet Bisacodyl) suspensions or suppositories may cause irritation and a sensation of burning of the rectal mucosa and mild proctitis.

Hepatotoxicity if sufficient tannic acid is absorbed from bisacodyl tannex.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bisacodyl: compounding powder, oral delayed release tablet, rectal enema, rectal suppository

General

ENEMA: The most commonly reported side effects included abdominal discomfort, faintness, mild cramps, and rectal burning.

SUPPOSITORY: The most commonly reported side effects included abdominal discomfort, faintness, mild cramps, and rectal burning.

TABLET: The most commonly reported side effects included cramps, faintness, and stomach discomfort.

Gastrointestinal

Prolonged use of this drug may result in diarrhea with excessive water and electrolyte loss, especially potassium.

Colic was treated with atropine derivatives.

ENEMA:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Vomiting

Frequency not reported: Abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, colic, cramping, diarrhea, epigastralgia, nausea, proctitis, mild cramps, tenesmus

SUPPOSITORY:

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal discomfort, blood in stool/hematochezia, vomiting

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Colitis, ischemic colitis

Frequency not reported: Abdominal spasm, atonic, nonfunctioning colon, defecation, diarrhea with excessive water and electrolyte loss, mild cramps, proctitis

TABLET:

Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Abdominal discomfort, anorectal discomfort, blood in stool/ hematochezia, vomiting

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Colitis, ischemic colitis

Frequency not reported: Abdominal spasm, colic, cramps/cramping, defecation, epigastralgia, proctitis, stomach discomfort, tenesmus

Nervous system

ENEMA:

Frequency not reported: Faintness, syncope

SUPPOSITORY:

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Syncope

Frequency not reported: Faintness, vasovagal response

TABLET:

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Dizziness

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Syncope

Frequency not reported: Faintness, vasovagal response

Local

ENEMA:

Frequency not reported: Local rectal irritation, rectal burning

SUPPOSITORY:

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Anorectal discomfort, rectal irritation

Frequency not reported: Rectal burning

Hypersensitivity

ENEMA:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anaphylactoid reactions, angioedema, hypersensitivity reactions

SUPPOSITORY:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anaphylactic reactions, angioedema, hypersensitivity

TABLET:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Anaphylactic reactions, anaphylactoid reactions, angioedema, hypersensitivity reactions/hypersensitivity

Dermatologic

ENEMA:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Mild, transient skin reactions

SUPPOSITORY:

Frequency not reported: Sloughing of the epithelium

TABLET:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Mild, transient skin reactions

Metabolic

SUPPOSITORY:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Dehydration

TABLET:

Rare (0.01% to 0.1%): Dehydration

Immunologic

ENEMA:

Frequency not reported: Slight indisposition

TABLET:

Frequency not reported: Slight indisposition

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Fleet Bisacodyl