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Bisacodyl is used in the inhibition of (Na+K)ATPase, the increase of mucosal PGE2, and the activation of adenyl cyclase in rat intestine studies. It is used as a laxative drug. It is typically prescribed for relief of constipation.
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Michael A Kamm; Stefan Mueller-Lissner; Arnold Wald; Erika Richter; Ros Swallow; Ulrika Gessner. Oral bisacodyl is effective and well-tolerated in patients with chronic constipation. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.2011, 9, (7), 577-583.