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Bisacodyl for weight loss: can I take and harm

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Internist, pulmonologist
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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020

Despite the fact that initially Bisacodyl was not used as a drug for weight loss, almost immediately after the appearance of it, they began to take it just to reduce weight. This can be explained by the fact that Bisacodyl has a very strong laxative effect.

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ATC classification

A06AB02 Bisacodyl

Active ingredients


Indications of the bisacodyl for weight loss

Usually this drug is prescribed in the following cases:

  1. If the patient suffers from prolonged constipation.
  2. When atony intestines, if the patient is in bed for a long time.
  3. When atony intestines, if the diet changes or the environment changes.
  4. If the patient is diagnosed with flaccid peristalsis or hypotonia of the rectum.
  5. If necessary, rapid evacuation of the intestine before surgery.

But, as mentioned above, many women use this product as an effective drug for weight loss.

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Release form

To date, Bisacodyl is available in two forms: tableted and in the form of candles. Tablets begin to act five to six hours after they are taken. Outside, they are covered with an enteric coating.

Candles certainly work much faster. Just one hour after rectal administration, the patient will feel the result.


Bisacodyl Hemofarm for weight loss

Bisacodyl Hemofarm is a remedy that is used to improve intestinal peristalsis. This drug is released in the form of small round yellowish tablets.

Bisacodyl Hemofarm has a rapid laxative effect. The drug on the basis of the active component of bisacodylus affects the mucosa of the intestine, irritates its receptors, so that its motor function increases.

For weight loss Bisakodil Hemofarm is used quite often. In this case, the dosage of the drug should be as follows: once a day, one or three tablets of the drug are taken (depending on what kind of result you want to get). Wash down with plenty of liquid. It is best to take the pill for thirty minutes before breakfast or just before bed.

If you are going to use this tool to combat obesity, it is worth noting that these tablets have a number of contraindications:

  1. Intestinal obstruction.
  2. Unreasonable pain in the abdomen.
  3. Peritonitis, appendicitis.
  4. Strangulated hernia.
  5. Inflammatory processes in the intestine.
  6. Gastroenteritis.
  7. Cystitis.
  8. Metrorrhagia.
  9. Acute proctitis.
  10. Allergy to bisakodil.

In some cases, taking Bisacodyl can lead to the appearance of: intestinal colic, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, allergies.

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Bisacodyl Acry for weight loss

Bisacodyl Acrya is used primarily to adjust the daily stool, treat constipation, prepare for surgical interventions. But today, these suppositories and pills are also used for weight loss. Rapid weight loss is caused by a strong laxative effect of the drug.

For weight loss Bisacodyl Acry is taken in the following dosage: 5 to 15 mg of the drug is drunk immediately before breakfast (thirty minutes before meals) or in the evening before bedtime. You do not need to chew tablets. Drink plenty of fluids.

It is worth paying attention to the fact that Bisacodyl Acry has some contraindications. It can not be used if it has been diagnosed: strangulated hernia, intestinal obstruction, peritonitis, cystitis, appendicitis, metrorrhagia, acute proctitis, acute hemorrhoids, lactase deficiency.

In some cases, taking these tablets (or rectal administration of suppositories) can lead to the development of unpleasant side effects: diarrhea, nausea, a feeling of heaviness in the abdomen, bloating.

Note, if you take Bisacodyl Acrya for weight loss for a long time, it can lead to dehydration, intestinal atony, loss of potassium.

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Bisacodyl is a fairly well known laxative. It acts by irritating receptors, which are located in the mucosa of the intestine. This helps improve its peristalsis. Also, the agent stimulates the release of electrolytes and water from the body into the lumen of the intestine, blocking their reabsorption.

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Use of the bisacodyl for weight loss during pregnancy

Take Bisacodyl pregnant women and those who feed the baby with breast milk should be extremely cautious. Before use, be sure to be examined by a doctor obstetrician-gynecologist.


  1. Allergy to bisakodil.
  2. Intestinal obstruction.
  3. Hemorrhoids in acute form.
  4. Perotonitis and appendicitis.
  5. Proctitis in acute form.
  6. Cystitis.
  7. Gastroenteritis.
  8. Inflammatory bowel disease.
  9. Strangulated hernia.
  10. Metrorrhagia.

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Side effects of the bisacodyl for weight loss

  1. Allergic reactions.
  2. Diarrhea.
  3. Nausea.
  4. Vomiting.
  5. Dehydration.
  6. Bloating.
  7. Flatulence.
  8. Intestinal colic.


Dosing and administration

Take the pill in strict accordance with the instructions to the drug. Typically, use Bisacodyl in the morning on an empty stomach (30 minutes before breakfast) or in the evening before going to bed.

It should be noted that doctors do not strongly recommend the use of this laxative as a means to reduce weight. Usually this drug is used once and only with constipation or some other cases that have been described above. Unauthorized and uncontrolled administration of Bisacodylum can lead to the development of a deficiency of essential minerals and vitamins, as well as to dehydration.

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Interactions with other drugs

If you simultaneously take Bisacodyl with drugs that are part of the group of cardiac glycosides, the effect of the latter may be enhanced due to hypokalemia.

It is not recommended to take these tablets together with GCS or diuretics, as this will cause an increase in hypokalemia.

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Storage conditions

Keep the tablets and Bisacodyl Suppository in a cool and dry place, which is completely protected from small children. The temperature should not exceed +25 degrees.

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Shelf life

Shelf life for tablets is 3 years, for suppositories - 2 years.

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Pharmacological group

Слабительные средства

Pharmachologic effect

Слабительные препараты


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