Bisacodyl works by stimulating enteric nerves to cause colonic contractions. It is also a contact laxative; it increases fluid and salt secretion. Action of bisacodyl on small intestine is negligible; stimulant laxatives mainly promote evacuation of the colon.
Duralax Tablet 5 mg
Adult: 1-2 tab (5-10 mg) daily, relief in 6-12 hr.
Adult/Pediatric: 1 suppository (10 mg) daily, relief in 15-30 min.
Children <10 yr: 1 tab (5 mg) or 1 suppository (5 mg) daily. For complete bowel clearance: >10 yr: 2-4 tab the night before & 1 adult suppository on the day of the procedure.
<10 yr: 1 tab the night before & 1 pediatric suppository on the day of the procedure. The max daily dose should not be exceeded.