About Bisacodyl (Over the Counter Drug)

Bisacodyl is a laxative and stimulant used in the treatment of constipation; colonic evacuation prior to procedures or examination. It is available in an oral dose or in a rectal suppository.

Learn more about Bisacodyl in our Bisacodyl Community Report.

leprechan's Bisacodyl History (Ongoing)
10 mg Daily Feb 03 - Jun 01, 2008
10 mg Daily Jun 01, 2008 - Feb 01, 2009
As needed Feb 01, 2009 - Last Update

leprechan's Bisacodyl is for…

  • Constipation

leprechan has not reported any side effects for Bisacodyl.


Dec 30, 2009

As needed
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for constipation)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
My GI MD would like me to take bisacodyl daily with no end in sight. Because it is a stimulant laxative, I have chosen to take it as needed. On occasion, I can have a positive outcome with no bisacodyl suppositories or pills. When I feel I am having a backup, taking 2 bisacodly pills the night before often makes me feel better..........but it doesn't last more than a few days.
< $25 monthly