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Overview

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.

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.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
What are you using Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet for?
Constipation
Other
How much was the improvement?
Average
Poor
Excellent
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
Within 6 hours
Within a day
More than 2 days
Within 2 days
Within 2 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Four times A Day
Thrice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
stomach cramps
Dehydration
rectal bleeding
No Side Effects

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.

BAMS
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.

BHMS, DEMS
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.

MBBS
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.

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.

Eyebags And Homeopathic Treatment

BHMS
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

MBBS, MD, MEDICINE
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.
Investigation
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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How Slowing Down Your Life Will Make You Healthier & Happier

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist,
How Slowing Down Your Life Will Make You Healthier & Happier

The pressing urge to do loads in a short span of time, to plan life in a day, to see dreams unfurl into reality at the slightest of efforts inundates millions across the world. It is neither about the goals one sets before oneself nor about rational expectations arising from the awareness of one's capabilities. The problem runs deeper. Happiness and health are two elemental factors discerning the quality of your life. Happiness is directly proportional to your personal health. Neglecting one will affect the other. The best way to cope in the given situation is to take a detour from the overriding rat race. While others are in a hurry, you must slow down and care to nurture your mind and body.

Take a look at the benefits of slowing down:

  1. It will give you ample time to interact: Moving out of your comfort zone in order to exchange ideas with colleagues or friends plays an eminent role in shaping your personality. Interaction provides a person with food for thought. Therefore slowing down a little will encourage a free flow of countless ideas.
  2. It will encourage you to pursue a hobby: Hobbies keep you alive. You should take out time to pursue an interest. This is a tried and tested way of rekindling happiness in one's life.
  3. It will make you attentive towards others: A fast life shelters you within its clutches. You fail to take note of the changes in and around you. Going slow will let you take care of your loved ones.
  4. It will enable you to see your inimitability: Once you slow down, you'll find time to introspect and retrospect as well. A person can come to realize how unique he or she is in this vast scope of things.
  5. It will improve your sex life: Dopamine is the chief chemical that regulates a person's sexual desires. Increased levels of stress can hamper the production of dopamine making you lax about sex. Taking an easy pace can add zing to your sex life.
  6. It will keep your heart healthy: Being overly hyper about delay subjects you to the risk of heart diseases. You should never be frantic about plans; this can lead to high blood pressure or can even cause severe harm to your heart health.

Related Tip: "Get Better Sleep"

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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?
What are the interactions for Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet?