Label: BISACODYL suppository

  • DEA Schedule: None
  • Marketing Status: OTC monograph not final

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Updated December 15, 2020

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  • Active Ingredients (in each suppository)

    Bisacodyl USP, 10 mg

  • Purpose

    Stimulant Laxative

  • Uses

    • relieves occasional constipation
    • this product generally produces a bowel movement in 15 minutes to 1 hour
  • Warnings

    For rectal use only.

  • Do not use

    • when abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting are present
  • Ask a doctor before use if you have

    a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts over a period of 2 weeks

  • When using this product

    you may experience

    • rectal burning
    • mild cramps
    • abdominal discomfort
    • faintness
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if

    • rectal bleeding occurs
    • you fail to have a bowel movement after using a laxative. These may be signs of a serious condition.
    • you need to use a laxative for more than one week
  • If pregnant or breast-feeding

    ask a health professional before use.

  • Keep out of reach of children

    Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.

  • Directions

    • tear off one suppository from the strip
    • tear and peel the wrapper in a downward motion
    • continue tearing downward to almost the full length of the suppository (see illustration at the right)
    • gently remove the suppository from the wrapper
    • lie on your side and push suppository, with pointed end first, high into the rectum so it will not slip out
    • retain it for 15 to 20 minutes
    • do not exceed recommended dose
    • if suppository seems soft, place in refrigerator for a short time before use

    adults and children 12 years of age and over

    1 suppository once daily
    children under 12 yearsAsk a doctor
  • Other information

    store at temperatures below 30° C (86° F)

  • Inactive ingredient

    hydrogenated vegetable oil

  • BISACODYL Laxative Suppository Label


    bisacodyl suppository
    Product Information
    Product TypeHUMAN OTC DRUGItem Code (Source)NDC:57896-444(NDC:68784-102)
    Route of AdministrationRECTAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient NameBasis of StrengthStrength
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient NameStrength
    FAT, HARD (UNII: 8334LX7S21)  
    #Item CodePackage DescriptionMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    1NDC:57896-444-122 in 1 CARTON06/01/2005
    16 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    2NDC:57896-444-014 in 1 CARTON06/01/2005
    225 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing CategoryApplication Number or Monograph CitationMarketing Start DateMarketing End Date
    OTC monograph not finalpart33401/01/200501/01/2023
    Labeler - Geri-Care Pharmaceutical Corp (611196254)
    Registrant - Geri-Care Pharmaceutical Corp (611196254)
    NameAddressID/FEIBusiness Operations
    Geri-Care Pharmaceutical Corp611196254repack(57896-444)