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Dulcolax (bisacodyl) Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Dulcolax (bisacodyl):

Major

Laxatives (applies to Dulcolax) inflammatory bowel disease

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

The use of laxatives is contraindicated in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease may experience colonic perforation with use of stimulant laxatives.

References

  1. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  2. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.
Major

Laxatives (applies to Dulcolax) intestinal obstruction disorders

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Gastrointestinal Obstruction

The use of laxatives is contraindicated in patients with intestinal obstruction disorders. Patients with intestinal obstruction disorders may need their underlying condition treated to correct the constipation. Some laxatives require reduction in the colon to their active form to be effective which may be a problem in patients with intestinal obstruction.

References

  1. "Product Information. Kondremul (mineral oil)." Bristol-Myers Squibb, Princeton, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  3. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.
  4. "Product Information. Fleet Mineral Oil Enema (mineral oil)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  5. "Product Information. Fleet Babylax (glycerin)." Alcon Laboratorries Inc, Fort Worth, TX.
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Major

Stimulant laxatives (applies to Dulcolax) acute surgical abdomen

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Appendicitis

The use of stimulant laxatives is contraindicated in patients with or who may have acute surgical abdomen or appendicitis. These patients may be candidates for emergency surgery. Stimulant laxatives should also not be administered to patients with abdominal pain, particularly if the cause has not been determined.

References

  1. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.
  2. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
Major

Stimulant laxatives (applies to Dulcolax) rectal bleeding

Major Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility.

The use of stimulant laxatives is contraindicated in patients with anal or rectal fissures. These preparations may cause irritation, burning sensation, and proctitis.

References

  1. "Product Information. Fleet Bisacodyl Enema (bisacodyl)." Fleet, Lynchburg, VA.
  2. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.

Dulcolax (bisacodyl) drug interactions

There are 213 drug interactions with Dulcolax (bisacodyl)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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