What are Bisacodyl Suppositories 10mg?
Bisacodyl Suppositories are a form of treatment that works to relieve the effects of constipation. Bisacodyl, the active ingredient, is a laxative that helps to restore the body’s natural bowel movements. These suppositories can also be used before surgery.
What is constipation?
Constipation is a common condition that many people will experience at some point. Constipation is when bowel movements aren’t as they should and when it is difficult to use the toilet. Constipation can be caused by a number of different conditions, which include:
- Not eating enough food that contains fibre
- Not drinking enough water and other liquids
- A lack of exercise
- Ignoring the need to go to the toilet – a common cause of constipation in children
- Changing your diet
- Stress or anxiety
- A side effect caused by certain types of medication
Constipation can also be caused by pregnancy, or occur up to 6 weeks after giving birth. It also can be a result of an underlying medical problem.
Who are these bisacodyl suppositories suitable for?
These suppositories are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 10 and over. These suppositories should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in them. They should also not be used by anyone who any of the following applies to:
- Have severe abdominal pain with nausea and vomiting
- Suffering from dehydration
- Have a serious abdominal condition called ileus
- Suffer from appendicitis
- Have a blocked bowel
- Inflammation of the bowel
- Cracking of the skin or ulcers around the back passage
If you are using any medication for another condition, then speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these suppositories.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these suppositories?
Anyone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should speak to a medical professional for advice before using these suppositories.
How should Bisacodyl Suppositories 10mg be used?
To use these suppositories, use one and insert it into the rectum (back passage). Only use 1 a day and do not use for longer than 5 days. If problems persist after using, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
Are there any side effects?
Since it is a type of medication, there is a chance of side effects. Potential side effects include:
- Swelling of the face
- Breathing difficulties
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in the stools
- Discomfort in and around the back passage
If you notice a side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
Why do I need to answer questions to buy this product?
You do not need a prescription for Bisacodyl Suppositories, however, you will be asked to complete a short medical questionnaire by your Chemist 4 U pharmacist before we can take your order. This includes some simple questions that all pharmacies legally are required to ask before supplying this kind of product. This helps our pharmacy team to be sure that these suppositories are the best choice for you.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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Don’t you just hate blockages? Whether it is in the nose and you struggle to breathe through it and smell, or whether it is a traffic jam caused by an accident that leaves you stuck on the road, they are a pain.
The same can be said about constipation, a simple blockage in the digestive system that can cause a lot of problems. To find the solution to constipation, first, you need to know the cause.
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