Effect of bisacodyl on gut lavage cleansing for colonoscopy

Brady, C.E., DiPalma, J.A. and Beck, D.E. (1987) Effect of bisacodyl on gut lavage cleansing for colonoscopy. Annals of Clinical Research, 19 1: 34-38.

Author Brady, C.E.
DiPalma, J.A.
Beck, D.E.
Title Effect of bisacodyl on gut lavage cleansing for colonoscopy
Journal name Annals of Clinical Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-4762
Publication date 1987
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 34
End page 38
Total pages 5
Place of publication Stockholm, Sweden
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract The effect of 10 mg oral bisacodyl (n = 19) or placebo (n = 26) on colon cleansing with polyethylene glycol electrolyte lavage solution was studied during colonoscopy. Patient tolerance was evaluated by questionnaire. During colonoscopy endoscopists graded adequacy of cleansing and subjective amounts of residual fluid and recorded the actual amount of fluid suctioned. Patient tolerance and adequacy of cleansing were not different between bisacodyl and placebo. There was no difference in subjective and measured residual fluid between the two groups. Compared to placebo, 10 mg oral bisacodyl does not influence adequacy of cleansing, patient tolerance, or residual fluid following polyethylene glycol electrolyte lavage solution for colonoscopy. This suggests that the beneficial cleansing effects seen with bisacodyl for barium enema may occur by mechanisms other than simple fluid evacuation.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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