Laxatif

Laxatif is a stimulant laxative, used in the treamtent of constipation and bowel evacuation

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Product Name Molecule
Laxatif Tablets Bisacodyl

Indications
Constipation. Bowel evacuation prior to radiological examinations. Bowel evacuation prior to surgery.

Pharmacological Class
Laxative

Pharmacological Properties
Bisacodyl Tablets B.P.

Mechanism of Action
Laxatif is a stimulant laxative, which acts on nerve endings in the walls of the intestine and the rectum. It causes the muscles in the intestine to contract more often and with increased force. When the intestine contracts it moves the gut contents along faster, thereby relieving constipation

Side Effects
Following side effects reported rarely, Diarrhoea. Abdominal discomfort reported rarely.

Contraindications
This medicine should not be used in children under 10 years of age unless on medical advice.

Observations
Not to be used in blockage of gut (intestinal obstruction) severe dehydration.