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Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet

Manufacturer: Zydus Cadila
Medicine composition: Bisacodyl
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: September 10, 2019

This medication is used as a stimulant laxative. It provides relief during constipation. The tablet functions by stimulating the bowel muscles to help the stool come out.

Before using this medicine, inform your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredient present within it. Exercise caution if you have abdominal pain or issues with swallowing food. Avoid using the drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.

The most common use of this medication is:

  • Allergy

  • Intestinal Obstruction

  • Rectal Bleeding

Common side effects of this medication are:

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Please consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.
  • 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 a doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a 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.

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  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Consult a doctor in case of overdose.

This medication 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.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    It is suggested to not consume milk while taking this medication due to risk of gastric irritation.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    Do not consume this medication in combination with lactulose, calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.

Ques: What is Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet?

Ans: Gerbisa 5Mg is a medication which has Bisacodyl as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by stimulating inner lining of bowel and causing evacuation.

Ques: What are the uses of Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet?

Ans: Gerbisa tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Occasional constipation, Constipation, Bowel clearance before surgery, and labor or radiological investigation.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet?

Ans: Stomach cramping, Stomach upset, Dizziness, Rectal bleeding, Stomach cramps, Faintness, and Blood in stool are common side effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet?

Ans: Gerbisa should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.

Ques: Should I use Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: The salts involved in this medication, work properly on an empty stomach. It is advised to consume this medication, 1 hour before having food and at least 2 hours after having food.

Ques: How long do I need to use Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day, before noticing an improvement in the condition.

Ques: How long do I need to use Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: In most of the cases, the average time taken by this medication to reach its peak effect is around 1 day, before noticing an improvement in the condition.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: If you are under the usage of this medication, It is recommended to avoid dairy products, as it may cause some side effects.

Ques: Will Gerbisa 5Mg Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking an overdose of this medication may trigger side effects.
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