Bisacodyl Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Bowel Preparation

5 to 15 mg (1 to 3 tablets) orally once a day as needed or
10 mg (1 suppository) rectally once a day as needed or
10 mg rectal liquid once a day as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Constipation

5 to 15 mg (1 to 3 tablets) orally once a day as needed or
10 mg (1 suppository) rectally once a day as needed or
10 mg rectal liquid once a day as needed.

Renal Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended.
Caution is recommended when using bisacodyl enemas containing monobasic or dibasic sodium phosphate in patients with impaired renal function or where colostomy exists as hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, hypernatremia, and acidosis may occur.

Liver Dose Adjustments

No adjustment recommended

Dialysis

No adjustment recommended

Other Comments

Alleviation of constipation can be expected within 8 to 12 hours if taken at bedtime or within 6 hours if taken during waking hours.

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