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Gentle and Effective Laxative (Western Family Foods, Inc.)

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Complete Gentle and Effective Laxative Information

  • Active ingredient (in each enteric coated tablet)

    Drug Facts


  • Purpose

    Stimulant laxative


  • Use

    • for temporary relief of occasional constipation and irregularity
    • this product generally produces a bowel movement in 6 to 12 hours

  • Warnings

    Do not use

    if you cannot swallow without chewing.

    Ask a doctor before use if you have
    • stomach pain, nausea or vomiting
    • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks

    When using this product
    • do not chew or crush tablet(s)
    • do not use within 1 hour after taking an antacid or milk
    • it may cause stomach discomfort, faintness and cramps 

    Stop use and ask a doctor if
    • you have rectal bleeding or no bowel movement after using product. These could be signs of a serious condition.
    • you need to use a laxative for more than 1 week

    If pregnant or breast-feeding,

    ask a health professional before use.

    Keep out of reach of children.

    In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away.


  • Directions

    • take with a glass of water
     adults and children 12 years of age and over  take 1 to 3 tablets in a single daily dose 
     children 6 to under 12 years of age  take 1 tablet in a single daily dose
     children under 6 years of age  ask a doctor 

  • Other information

    • store between 20º-25ºC (68º-77ºF)

  • Inactive ingredients

    acacia, anhydrous calcium sulfate, anhydrous lactose, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, gelatin, iron oxide, iron oxide black, iron oxide yellow, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol (PEG) 400, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, povidone, shellac, sodium starch glycolate, stearic acid, sugar, talc, titanium dioxide


  • Questions or comments?

    Call: 1-503-639-6300 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM PST


  • Principal Display Panel

    Overnight Relief for simple Constipation

    ENTERIC COATED

    Gentle & Effective Laxative

    Bisacodyl USP, 5 mg

    Enteric Comfort Coated TABLETS

    5 mg each

    *Compare to the Active Ingredient in Dulcolax®

    TAMPER EVIDENT: DO NOT USE IF CARTON IS OPENED OR IF BLISTER UNIT IS TORN, BROKEN OR SHOWS ANY SIGNS OF TAMPERING.

    KEEP OUTER CARTON FOR COMPLETE WARNINGS AND PRODUCT INFORMATION.

    *This product is not manufactured or distributed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., distributor of Dulcolax® Laxative.

    Proudly Distributed by Western Family Foods, Inc.

    P.O. Box 4057, Portland, OR  97208 U.S.A.

    www.westernfamily.com


  • Package Label

    Bisacodyl USP 5 mg

    Western Family Laxative Tablet


  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    GENTLE AND EFFECTIVE LAXATIVE  ENTERIC COATED
    bisacodyl tablet, coated
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:55312-190
    Route of Administration ORAL
    Active Ingredient/Active Moiety
    Ingredient Name Basis of Strength Strength
    BISACODYL (UNII: 10X0709Y6I) (BISACODYL - UNII:10X0709Y6I) BISACODYL 5 mg
    Inactive Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Strength
    ACACIA (UNII: 5C5403N26O)  
    CALCIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS (UNII: E934B3V59H)  
    ANHYDROUS LACTOSE (UNII: 3SY5LH9PMK)  
    CARNAUBA WAX (UNII: R12CBM0EIZ)  
    SILICON DIOXIDE (UNII: ETJ7Z6XBU4)  
    STARCH, CORN (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)  
    D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (UNII: 35SW5USQ3G)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    GELATIN (UNII: 2G86QN327L)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    CELLULOSE, MICROCRYSTALLINE (UNII: OP1R32D61U)  
    SHELLAC (UNII: 46N107B71O)  
    SODIUM STARCH GLYCOLATE TYPE A POTATO (UNII: 5856J3G2A2)  
    STEARIC ACID (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)  
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    Polyvinyl Acetate Phthalate (UNII: 58QVG85GW3)  
    POVIDONES (UNII: FZ989GH94E)  
    FERRIC OXIDE RED (UNII: 1K09F3G675)  
    FERROSOFERRIC OXIDE (UNII: XM0M87F357)  
    FERRIC OXIDE YELLOW (UNII: EX438O2MRT)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 400 (UNII: B697894SGQ)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    ALUMINUM OXIDE (UNII: LMI26O6933)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color ORANGE Score no score
    Shape ROUND Size 6mm
    Flavor Imprint Code TCL003
    Contains     
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:55312-190-25 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 25 in 1 BLISTER PACK
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINAL part334 03/08/2013
    Labeler - Western Family Foods, Inc. (192166072)