Drug Name: WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE DESCRIPTION:
BISACODYL - ORAL (biss-ACK-oh-dill)
COMMON WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE BRAND NAME(S):
Carter's Little Pills, Dulcolax
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE SIDE EFFECTS:
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE may cause stomach ache, cramping, weakness, sweating, irritation of the rectal area, diarrhea, or dizziness. Notify your doctor if you experience: chest pain, fainting, rectal bleeding, lack of a bowel movement (especially after using this medicine). If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE:
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE: Swallow the tablets whole with a full glass of water or juice. Do not crush or chew the tablets. The tablets should work within 6 to 10 hours. Do not take the tablets within one hour of taking any milk or dairy products. Severe stomach cramps and vomiting may occur. Bisacodyl should not be used longer than seven days without consulting your doctor. Prolonged use can lead to laxative dependence. Because WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE must be swallowed whole, do not give it to a child less than 6 years of age.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE USES:
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE is used to treat constipation or to clean out the intestinal tract before bowel examinations or bowel surgery.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE PRECAUTIONS:
If you have any of the following conditions, do not take bisacodyl without consulting your doctor: severe nausea, vomiting, stomach/intestinal problems, recent abdominal surgery, rectal bleeding, vitamin/mineral deficiencies, appendicitis, gastritis, an allergic reaction to WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE. Frequent use of laxatives can cause dehydration and loss of essential nutrients. Symptoms can include muscle cramps, muscle weakness or dizziness. Maintain adequate fluid intake while using WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE. Before using bisacodyl, tell your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known if bisacodyl is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: potassium supplements; antacids; acid blockers (e.g., cimetidine, famotidine, ranitidine); other laxatives. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE NOTES:
To help prevent constipation, drink 4 to 6 glasses of water daily, eat dietary fiber and/or leafy substances and exercise regularly.
MISSED WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE DOSE:
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose.
WOMEN'S GENTLE LAXATIVE STORAGE:
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.