Please be advised We highly recommend that you Read all medication leaflet carefully before you start taking any medicine because it contains important information for you. Before you start this treatment, read the manufacturer's printed information leaflet from inside your pack. The leaflet will give you more information about bisacodyl and a full list of side-effects which you may experience from taking it.
Take one or two 5 mg tablets with a drink of water (do not take with milk). Bisacodyl tablets take about 10-12 hours to work; therefore, they are best taken at bedtime. Do not chew or break the tablets.
Bisacodyl should only be used for a short time. This is because your bowel can start to rely on this type of laxative to make it work rather than working on its own. If you are still constipated after taking bisacodyl for five days, you should speak with your doctor.