Product InformationRegistration Status: Active
APO-BISACODYL TABLET 5mg is approved to be sold in Singapore with effective from 1988-12-28. It is marketed by PHARMAFORTE SINGAPORE PTE LTD, with the registration number of SIN02439P.
This product contains Bisacodyl 5mg in the form of ENTERIC-COATED TABLET. It is approved for ORAL use.
This product is manufactured by APOTEX INC in CANADA.
It is an Over-the-counter Medicine that can be freely obtained from any retailer
Bisacodyl is an organic compound that is used as a stimulant laxative drug. It works directly on the colon to produce a bowel movement. It is typically prescribed for relief of constipation and for the management of neurogenic bowel dysfunction as well as part of bowel preparation before medical examinations, such as for a colonoscopy.
Indicated for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults.
Mechanism of Action
Induces diarrhea which cleanses the colon.
- Hepatic (CYP450-mediated).
primarily in the feces, systemically absorbed drug is excreted in the urine.
Bisacodilo | Bisacodyl | Bisacodyle | Bisacodylum | Phenol, 4,4'-(2-pyridinylmethylene)bis-, diacetate (ester) | Spirolax | Bisacodyl |
Source of information: Drugbank (External Link). Last updated on: 3rd July 18. *Trade Name used in the content below may not be the same as the HSA-registered product.