Correctol

Active Ingredient(s): Bisacodyl
Category: Laxative



Correctol Overview

Bisacodyl (INN) 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.[1] Bisacodyl is a derivative of triphenylmethane. It was first used as a laxative in 1953 because of its structural similarity to pheno...

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Correctol available again

For a while Correctol was unavailable while the manufacturer changed ownership. Correctol is now owned by Bayer and the website says Correctol is available again. However, I have not yet seen it return to my local store shelves in the USA. Correctol.com ## Hello, Ken! How are you? For anyone else looking, the active ingredient in Correctol is Bisacodyl and it is available over the counter in many other products as store brands and generic laxatives. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, bloating, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Is there anything I can help with? ## When Correctol was first introduced back in early 1958, it was formulated with Phenolphthalein and Docusate Sodium. Now it is made with Bisacodyl only. The pills are still pink in co...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Bisacodyl
  • For Solution: 5mg,n/a + n/a,210gm + n/a,0.74gm + n/a,2.86gm + n/a,5.6gm
  • For Solution, Tablet, Delayed Release: 5mg,n/a + n/a,210gm + n/a,0.74gm + n/a,2.86gm + n/a,5.6gm
  • For Solution: Tablet, Delayed Release: 5mg,n/a + N/a,210gm + N/a,0.74gm + N/a,2.86gm + N/a,5.6gm
  • Suppository: 10mg
  • Tablet: 5mg
  • Tablet, Delayed Release: 5mg, 5mg,n/a + n/a,210gm + n/a,0.74gm + n/a,2.86gm + n/a,5.6gm
  • Tablet, Delayed Release, For Solution: 5mg,n/a + n/a,210gm + n/a,0.74gm + n/a,2.86gm + n/a,5.6gm
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Correctol: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 11523-4335 Correctol 5 mg Oral Tablet, Coated by Msd Consumer Care, Inc.

Other drugs which contain Bisacodyl or a similar ingredient: (7 results)

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