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Gentle Laxative (NASH-FINCH COMPANY)

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TABLET 1 BLISTER PACK in 1 CARTON (70253-327-56) > 25 TABLET in 1 BLISTER PACK Label Information

Complete Gentle Laxative Information

  • Active ingredient

    Bisacodyl 5 mg


  • Purpose

    Stimulant Laxative


  • Use(s)

    • relieves occasional constipation and irregularity
    • this product generally produces 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
    • a sudden change in bowel habits that lasts more than 2 weeks
    • stomach pain, nausea or vomiting

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

    Stop use and ask a doctor if
    • you have rectal bleeding or fail to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative.  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 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 at controlled room temperature 15°-30°C (59°-86°F)
    • avoid excessive humidity
    • see end flap for expiration date and lot number

  • Inactive ingredients

    acacia, ammonium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, carnauba wax, corn starch, D&C yellow #10 aluminum lake, FD&C yellow #6 aluminum lake, hypromellose, iron oxide black, lactose, magnesium stearate, methylparaben, polydextrose, polyethylene glycol, polyvinyl acetate phthalate, povidone, propylene glycol, propylparaben, shellac, simethicone, silica, sodium alginate, sodium benzoate, sodium bicarbonate, stearic acid, sucrose, talc, titanium dioxide, triacetin, triethyl citrate


  • Principal Display Panel

    For Temporary Relief of Occasional Constipation

     Compare to the Active Ingredient of Ducolax®*

    Gentle Laxative

    Bisacodyl

    Stimulant Laxative

    25 Tablets

    5 mg each

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

    *DISTRIBUTED BY NASH FINCH COMPANY ©2004, 1996

    NFC BRANDS

    7600 FRANCE AVE S, MPLS, MN 55435

    www.ourfamilyfoods.com NF00000

    50844   REV0510B32765

    Product Label

    Our Family 44-327-56


  • INGREDIENTS AND APPEARANCE
    GENTLE LAXATIVE 
    bisacodyl tablet
    Product Information
    Product Type HUMAN OTC DRUG Item Code (Source) NDC:70253-327
    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)  
    AMMONIA (UNII: 5138Q19F1X)  
    CALCIUM CARBONATE (UNII: H0G9379FGK)  
    CARNAUBA WAX (UNII: R12CBM0EIZ)  
    STARCH, CORN (UNII: O8232NY3SJ)  
    D&C YELLOW NO. 10 (UNII: 35SW5USQ3G)  
    FD&C YELLOW NO. 6 (UNII: H77VEI93A8)  
    HYPROMELLOSES (UNII: 3NXW29V3WO)  
    FERROSOFERRIC OXIDE (UNII: XM0M87F357)  
    MAGNESIUM STEARATE (UNII: 70097M6I30)  
    METHYLPARABEN (UNII: A2I8C7HI9T)  
    POLYDEXTROSE (UNII: VH2XOU12IE)  
    POLYETHYLENE GLYCOLS (UNII: 3WJQ0SDW1A)  
    POVIDONES (UNII: FZ989GH94E)  
    PROPYLENE GLYCOL (UNII: 6DC9Q167V3)  
    PROPYLPARABEN (UNII: Z8IX2SC1OH)  
    SHELLAC (UNII: 46N107B71O)  
    DIMETHICONE (UNII: 92RU3N3Y1O)  
    SODIUM ALGINATE (UNII: C269C4G2ZQ)  
    SODIUM BENZOATE (UNII: OJ245FE5EU)  
    SODIUM BICARBONATE (UNII: 8MDF5V39QO)  
    STEARIC ACID (UNII: 4ELV7Z65AP)  
    SUCROSE (UNII: C151H8M554)  
    TALC (UNII: 7SEV7J4R1U)  
    TITANIUM DIOXIDE (UNII: 15FIX9V2JP)  
    TRIACETIN (UNII: XHX3C3X673)  
    TRIETHYL CITRATE (UNII: 8Z96QXD6UM)  
    Product Characteristics
    Color ORANGE Score no score
    Shape ROUND Size 6mm
    Flavor Imprint Code 5
    Contains     
    Packaging
    # Item Code Package Description Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    1 NDC:70253-327-56 1 in 1 CARTON
    1 25 in 1 BLISTER PACK; Type 0: Not a Combination Product
    Marketing Information
    Marketing Category Application Number or Monograph Citation Marketing Start Date Marketing End Date
    OTC MONOGRAPH NOT FINAL part334 03/25/2002 04/02/2018
    Labeler - NASH-FINCH COMPANY (006962294)