Bisacodyl is used to treat constipation. It may also be used to clean out the intestines before a bowel examination/surgery.
Bisacodyl is known as a stimulant laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, helping the stool to come out. Bisacodyl belongs to the class of medications called stimulant laxatives. It is used for the relief of occasional constipation. It can also be used for the preparation of certain medical tests (e.g., colonoscopy), before and after surgery, and in other situations where a bowel movement to required.