Chemical Name – BISACODYL
Bisacodyl 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.
|IUPAC Name||(pyridin-2-ylmethanediyl)dibenzene-4,1-diyl diacetate OR 4,4′-(pyridin-2-ylmethylene)bis(4,1-phenylene) diacetate|
|Synonyms||Bisacodilo, Bisacodyl, Bisacodyle, Bisacodylum, Phenol, 4,4′-(2-pyridinylmethylene)bis-, diacetate (ester), Spirolax|