Diphenylmethanes (Bisacodyl)(Phenolphthalein, Bisacodyl):- They are partly absorbed and re-excreted in bile: entero-hepatic circulation is more important in phenolphthalein, which can produce protracted action.
All forms of constipation, e.g. in bedridden patients, due to change of food or environment, illness or digestive disorders. Relief of evacuation in painful conditions such as haemorrhoids. Pre-and postoperatively. Preparation for barium enema; preparation of colon for proctosigmoidoscopy.
Bisacodyl : 5-15 mg at bedtime.Phenol-phthalein: 60-130 mg at bedtime.
Acute surgical abdomen.
First 3 months of pregnancy. The concurrent administration of antacids (Sod. bicarbonate) and milk should be avoided.
Abdominal discomfort. Soreness in the anal region due to leakage of the suppository base.
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|DULCOLAX||GERMAN REMEDIES LTD.|
|WESCOLAX||WEST-COAST PHARMACEUTICALS WORK LTD|