Feen-A-Mint

Active Ingredient(s): Bisacodyl
Category: Laxative



Feen-A-Mint 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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History of Feen-A-Mint

Feen-A-Mint was originally formulated with White Phenolphthalein when it was first introduced about 110 years ago. Then in the 1930's it got reformulated to Yellow Phenolphthalein. Originally available as a chewing gum laxative, over the years it also got manufactured in other forms such as chocolate mint "cookie" and pills (which also contained Docusate Sodium). Today, Feen-A-Mint is formulated with Bisacodyl for the North American market and with Sodium Picosulphate for other countries. ## Just wanted to say thanks for sharing the background of Feen-A-Mint. I understand this is a type of laxative, however I'm also curious to know how others with personal experience might feel about its efficacy in comparison with each respective country's version of Feen-A-Mint (e....

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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.

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