Bisacodyl

(Dulcolax®, Entrolax®, Bisacodyl)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Gastro-resistant tablet
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes - oral suspension (unlicensed special)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Enteric coated products should not be crushed. Consider switching to suppositories if appropriate or consider an alternative therapy.
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Bisacodyl
Usual formulation brand names
Dulcolax®, Entrolax®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
Yes
Modified release
No
Film coated
No
Enteric coated
Yes
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
No
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral suspension
Liquid strengths
Check with specials manufacturer
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
Check with specials manufacturer
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Not recommended
Notes
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