Active ingredients: bisacodyl
What it is used for
Constipation due to confinement to bed, unaccustomed diet or change of environment. Constipation in cases of serious diseases, circulatory disturbances and metabolic disorders; occasional use in chronic constipation; bowel re-training; postoperatively in cases of haemorrhoids and anal fissures; colostomies; preparation for radiography; preparation for sigmoidoscopy or proctoscopy; preoperative preparation; postoperative care; antepartum and postpartum constipation; and preparation for delivery.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Rectal. This medicine is given via the rectum.
- Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Yellow tube with yellow flip off cap which contains a white to grey viscous material
Do I need a prescription?
We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on December 1, 2022. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient bisacodyl
This medicine is generally considered safe during pregnancy if taken as directed. During pregnancy, you should discuss your medicine use with your doctor or pharmacist.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems