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Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

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Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What is the Generic Name for Dulcolax?


What is the Trade Name for Bisacodyl?


What are the Indications of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)?

  • Treatment of constipation
  • Bowel regimen

What are the Actions of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)?

Stimulates peristalsis leads to fluid accumulation in the colon

What is the Therapeutic Class of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)?


What is the Pharmacologic Class of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)?

Stimulant laxatives

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Date Published - Feb 2, 2016
Date Modified - Jun 24, 2016

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.