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Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Bisacodyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet is used as a stimulant laxative. It provides relief during constipation. It functions by stimulating the bowel muscles to help the stool come out.

On using Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet you may experience side effects such as abdominal pain, fatigue, diarrhoea, nausea, muscle cramps, vomiting, rapid or irregular heartbeat, dizziness, mood disorders, swelling, skin rash and drowsiness. Should your reactions persist or become worse over time contact your health care provider right away.

Before using Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to any ingredient contained within Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet, if you have abdominal pain, constipation, you have issues swallowing without chewing, if you have any allergies to any foods, medicines or substances, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

This medication needs to be taken by mouth with or without food. The dosage should be determined by your physician based on your medical history and current condition. The usual dose in adults is about 5-15 mg taken once-thrice orally per day. While taking this medication swallow it whole without crushing, chewing or breaking the tablet.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Gastroenterologist before using this medicine.

In addition to its intended effect, Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Is It safe with alcohol?
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
Lax 10mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?
There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
Does this affect kidney function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Does this affect liver function?
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Boehringer Ingelheim
Lupin Ltd
Montana Remedies
Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Psychotropics India Ltd
Ind Swift Laboratories Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Hema Laboratories
Cipla Ltd
Shreya Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Bisacodyl, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet is a stimulant laxative which intestinal enzymes and enteric bacteria hydrolyze to create an active metabolite. This induces colon peristalsis acting directly on the intestinal mucosa of the colon to clear the intestines before tests or to treat constipation.
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How much was the improvement?
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within a day
Within 6 hours
Within 2 hours
Within 2 days
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
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Four times A Day
Thrice a day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
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Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
stomach cramps
rectal bleeding
No Side Effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

Dear Dr. I have constipation for six months and I had taken lot of medicine name as syrup Novalex ,tumlex, lebertion etc Tablets as gerbisa.

Ayurveda, Bangalore
Dear Dr. I have constipation for six months and I had taken lot of medicine name as syrup Novalex ,tumlex, lebertion ...
Hi, Please follow these home remedies to cure constipation: - Eat a big bowl of papaya daily before or after food. - Soak dry fig in water overnight and eat it in the morning every day. - Add 2tsf of lemon juice and a pinch of salt to a glass of hot water and drink it on empty stomach in the morning. - Eat one medium sized raw potato along with its peel daily. - Include lot of vegeables like cucumber, carrot, onion,beetroot, ladies finger,radish, snakegourd, beans, etc, both cooked and raw , in your diet. - Add 1tsf of pure ghee to a glass of hot milk and drink it at bed time.
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Hi doc, siNce five days ,I m having Constipation with Severe Headache. I have taken some medicine like ofLoxacin with amidazole ,rabeprazole and gerbisa. But no Relief neither In constipation nor in headache. Pl Guide me a right way.

Homeopath, Pune
Hi doc, siNce five days ,I m having Constipation with Severe Headache. I have taken some medicine like ofLoxacin with...
1. Herbal tea or a cup of hot water with a little lemon juice (a natural laxative) or honey may stimulate your colon as well. 2. Aloe vera can also be used to promote bowel movements and relieve constipation, while cleansing the colon so good bacteria can flourish. 3. Drink lots of water 4. Eat fiber content food. Constitutional homeopathic medicine will give you best result.
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Hello I'm suffering from constipation since August. Tried many medicines, lifestyle changes, exercises, fiber, water and everything else but nothing works except Bisacodyl tabs. In living cus of that only and now I have to take 7 (5 mg) bisacodyl tabs to poop. Please help me I'm begging you doc. Recommend some meds that will work. I think my rectal muscle has been weakened and it depends too much on stimulant laxatives.

General Physician, Yamunanagar
Hello I'm suffering from constipation since August. Tried many medicines, lifestyle changes, exercises, fiber, water ...
If you have already tried medicines then it's better that you consult a surgeon. Chronic constipation is the manifestation of a lot of serious problems like intestinal obstruction, genetic disorders etc. Get the proper investigations done, diagnosed and then get the treatment for the underlying disease.

My Age is 29 weight is 80 kgs I am facing a problem of constipation and incomplete bowel evacuation only stimulant laxatives work like bisacodyl. Only they give relief Please suggest remedy for the same.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Certificate Course In Ksharasutra Therapy
Ayurveda, Mumbai
My Age is 29
weight is 80 kgs
I am facing a problem of constipation and incomplete bowel evacuation
only stimulant la...
First of all your weight is little high, I do not know your height but then only try to lose weight. Secondly for constipation improve your diet, means it should not very heavy.(avoid oily, chilly,masala, curd,cold food stuff, ice crea. Cold drink, outside food) Take always lukewarm water for drink and at least 3lit of water should be there for day. Take fibrous food. Add butter milk in lunch. Hope this all will help you. Thank you.

Hi Sir, Three months old baby not pooping from last 8 days. She is on both breast and formula milk. Last poop was green color and advised to be given probiotics. Please suggest. I have 5 mg bisacodyl suppositories at home.

Fellowship In PCCM, Fellow-Pediatric Flexible Bronchoscopy, Fellowship In Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care, D.C.H., M.B.B.S
Pediatrician, Ahmedabad
Hi Sir, Three months old baby not pooping from last 8 days. She is on both breast and formula milk. Last poop was gre...
stop probiotics , wait for a day if no vomits and no vomits or tummy discomfort . if not passing still then only put suppositories.
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Popular Health Tips

Myth - Breast feeding spoils the Mother's figure

MS - Obstetrics and Gynaecology, MBBS
Gynaecologist, Agra
Not at all! Breasts sag from obesity and lax muscle tone - not because of nursing a baby. To the contrary, the baby's sucking leads to the uterus contracting, which helps restore the belly to its normal position quite quickly. What you really need is a well fitting bra to give you support, with nursing flaps to allow your baby easy access to your breasts.
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Eyebags And Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopath, Chennai
Eyebags And Homeopathic Treatment

Homeopathy does offers certain medicines for swelling under the eyelids or around the eyelids. Medicines like kali carb, apis, china are often used. But the success of treatment depends on conditions like whether the swelling is oedematous in nature, or there is collection of fat, or there is lax tissue, or if this is a hereditary feature. If the eye bags show any variation in size with the day then they have a much better prognosis with homeopathy.

If the eye bags have developed after some illness or relatively recently, you may get benefit from constitutional treatment, covering you as a person.

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C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Patients with acidity should avoid chocolates and peppermint

Persistent acidity is usually due to reflux of acid from the stomach into the food
pipe. Mild cases of acidity reflux can usually be managed with lifestyle and dietary modifications along with antacids, H2 blockers and proton pump inhibitors.

However, patients in whom lifestyle management along with empirical treatment is unsuccessful or who have symptoms suggestive of complicated diseases should undergo endoscopy to rule out cancer of the food pipe, a condition linked with persistent acidity.

Symptoms that may suggest complicated disease include loss of appetite, loss of weight and difficulty in swallowing food, bleeding and signs of systemic illness.

Lifestyle changes for reflux involve elevation of head and of the body, avoidance of food before sleep and avoidance of food which makes the food pipe valve lax. The examples of such foods include fatty food, chocolates, peppermint and excessive intake of alcohol.

Hurry, worry and curry are the three main factors that cause acidity apart from alcohol and smoking.

People with acidity should consume less of fermented, sour, salty and pungent foods.
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Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Cardiologist, Chandigarh
Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Do you have any symptoms like snoring, interrupted sleep, unrefreshened sleep, morning headaches, daytime sleepiness etc, if yes it further supports the diagnosis.
It is a condition characterised by obstruction of upper airway especially during sleep due to lax airway and narrowing of airway due to obesity.
Basically, obstruction of upper airway leads to temporary stoppage of respiration, increased sympathetic drive and increased pulse rate. Also, other reason for pulse rate rise is deconditioning as you are not accustomed to activities.
ENT examination if you have any symptoms of nasal stuffiness, recurrent tonsillitis to rule nasal causes of obstruction.

Thyroid function test
Lipid profile and sugar, hba1c
Vitamin D
Polysomnography which is sleep study to confirm the diagnosis and extent of disease, pressure of cpap needed.
In treatment, first thing weight loss. You need to have low fat, calorie diet in order to loose weight. Cure for this is weight loss.
Secondly, cpap which is mask and device, and pressure during inspiration and expiration during sleep in order keep your airways patent and avoid this from happening.
Also, regular exercises is very important. Chest physiotherapy and yoga will be helpful.

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Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

Physiotherapist, Noida
Low Back Pain in Pregnancy

Both during and after pregnancy women are subjected to altered mechanical stresses which affect the low back and frequently result in low back problems. 

As the new infant develops in the mother's womb, two simple changes take place which influence her posture.First, there is the gradually increasing bulk and weight of the developing infant. In order to maintain balance during standing and walking, the mother must lean further backward to counterbalance her altered weight distribution. The result of this postural adjustment is an increase in lordosis. 

In the final weeks of pregnancy the lordosis may become excessive, and this may lead to overstretching of the tissues surrounding the joints of the low back.

Second, to prepare the body for the impending delivery of the baby, the joints of the pelvis and lower back are made more flexible and elastic .

This greater elasticity means that the joints involved become more lax and are easily overstretched when subjected to mechanical strains

 After the child is born the mother is often too busy to care for herself properly, and sometimes the postural fault which has developed during pregnancy remains present for the rest of her life. If your back problems commenced during or after pregnancy, it is likely that your lordosis has become excessive and your problems  are caused mainly by postural stresses. If this is the case, the extension exercises recommended for the majority of people with low back pain are unsuitable for you at the present time, and you should concentrate mainly on correction of the standing posture.

Problems caused by postural stresses are always resolved by postural correction. For one week you must watch your posture very closely. At all times you should maintain the correct posture, not only during standing but also while walking. You must stand tall and walk tall and not allow yourself to slouch. If after one week of postural correction the pain has disappeared or reduced considerably,faulty posture is to be blamed for your back problems.

If your back problems commenced during or after pregnancy and you feel worse when standing and walking but much better when sitting, extension exercises again are not suitable for you.

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About Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet
When is Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet prescribed?
What are the side effects of Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet ?
Key highlights of Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet
What are the substitutes for Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
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