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Bisacodyl Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Bisacodyl is also known as: Alophen, Bisa-Lax, Bisa-Plex, Bisac-Evac, Bisacodyl Uniserts, Bisco-Lax, Bisolax, Colax, Correctol, Doxidan Tablet, Ducodyl, Dulcogen, Dulcolax, Dulcolax Laxative, Evac-U-Gen, Ex-lax Ultra, Feen-A-Mint, Fematrol, Fleet Bisacodyl, Gen Lax, Gentlax Tablet, Gentle Laxative, Laxative Gentle Suppositories, Magic Bullet, Veracolate

Medically reviewed on October 9, 2017

Bisacodyl Pregnancy Warnings

Bisacodyl has been assigned to pregnancy category B by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity or fetotoxicity. At doses 70 times the maximum recommended human dose, there is evidence of decreased litter survival at weaning. No data are available from controlled human pregnancy studies. Bisacodyl should only be given during pregnancy when need has been clearly established.

Bisacodyl tablets or suppositories have been used during human pregnancy without evidence of uterine relaxation. Due to the minimal absorption of bisacodyl, fetal risk is considered low.

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Bisacodyl Breastfeeding Warnings

There are no data on the excretion of bisacodyl into human milk.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Dulcolax (bisacodyl)." Ciba Self-Medication Inc, Woodbridge, NJ.

Further information

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