What side effects can Bisacodyl have?
Below you will find the most important information about possible known side effects of bisacodyl.
These side effects do not occur, but you can. Because every person reacts differently to medication. Please also note that the type and frequency of side effects may vary depending on the drug formulation (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
Common side effects:
Abdominal cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea.
Uncommon side effects:
Vomiting, bloody stool, abdominal discomfort, discomfort of the rectum and anus, dizziness.
Rare side effects:
Side effects of unknown frequency.
allergic shock, blood vessel swelling, dehydration, colitis, fainting.
Misuse of bisacodyl (for too long and too high) may result in the loss of water, potassium and other minerals. This can lead to disorders of heart function and muscle weakness, especially with simultaneous use of dehydrating agents (diuretics) and glucocorticosteroids. Sensitivity to cardiac glycosides can be enhanced.
What are the interactions of bisacodyl?
Please note that the interactions may vary depending on the drug formulation of a drug (eg tablet, syringe, ointment).
The simultaneous use of diuretics or glucocorticosteroids may increase the risk of derailment of the mineral balance in the body if bisacodyl is used too much. This may result in increased sensitivity to cardiac glycosides.
When bisacodyl is taken, milk and acid-binding agents (antacids) must not be drunk or used until half an hour after ingestion of bisacodyl in order not to attenuate the bisacodyl effect. For bisacodyl in the form of suppositories, this rule does not apply.