Bisalax contains a stimulant laxative and is used to provide relief from constipation or to empty the large bowel before some medical procedures, operations or X-rays.
It acts on the wall of the large bowel, encouraging bowel movements by increasing muscle contractions which push the stool mass along.
Each tablet contains 5 mg Bisacodyl.
The tablets also contain the inactive ingredients lactose, maize starch, macrogol 6000, glycerol, gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica - colloidal anhydrous, sucrose, gelatin, purified talc, acacia, cellaphate, castor oil, sodium benzoate, povidone, shellac, glyceryl monooleate, trmeric (CI 75300), microcrystalline cellulose, titanium dioxide (CI 77891), carnauba wax and carmellose sodium.
Adults and children 12 years and over:
Take 1-2 tablets once daily, or as directed by your doctor or pharmacist.
To empty the bowel for medical procedures: Your doctor will tell you how many Bisalax tablets to take. Take the amount your doctor tells you to.
Children 6-12 years:
1 tablet can be given once daily.
Not to be used in children under 6 years of age.
Drink plenty of water. Increase fibre in diet. Prolonged use of laxatives is undesirable and may lead to dependence.
Do not use when:
Abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present, or if you develop diarrhoea.
If you are pregnant or breast feeding
Seek advice of a healthcare professional before taking this product.
Always read the label. Use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your Health Care Professional.