Duralax - Pharmacology: Acts as cathartic stimulant.
Indication: Short-term treatment of constipation; evacuation of colon for rectal and bowel evaluations; preparation for delivery or surgery.
Duralax is a laxative that stimulates bowel movements.
Duralax is used to treat constipation or to empty the bowels before surgery, colonoscopy, x-rays, or other intestinal medical procedure.
Duralax may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Bisacodyl, a laxative, is used on a short-term basis to treat constipation. It also is used to empty the bowels before surgery and examinations such as X-ray procedures using barium enemas. Bisacodyl is available with or without a prescription.
Indications: tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to Bisacodyl, aspirin, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and medicines, including Bisacodyl), or any other drugs.tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking.tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking Bisacodyl, call your doctor.
Adult: 5-10 mg at night.
Child: >4 yr: 5 mg at night time.
Elderly: Oral Bowel evacuation
Adult: Initially, 10-20 mg the night before the procedure followed by 10 mg suppository admin rectally the next morning.
Child: >10 yr: Same as adult dose. 4-10 yr: 5 mg the night before the procedure and 5 mg suppository admin rectally the following morning.. Rectal Constipation
Adult: 10 mg suppository/enema admin in the morning.
Child: <10 yr: 5 mg in the morning.
Adult: PO Constipation 5-10 mg/day at night. Bowel evacuation 10-20 mg the night before procedure, then 10 mg rectally the next morning. Rectal Constipation As supp/enema: 10 mg/day in the morning.
Indications: Laxative and suppository.
Neurogenic bowel syndrome.