Gerbisa Children Suppository

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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: Bisacodyl (5 mg)
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Gerbisa Children Suppository Information

    Gerbisa Children Suppository is a prescription medicine that is available as a Suppository. It is primarily used for the treatment of Constipation. Secondary and off-label uses of Gerbisa Children Suppository have also been mentioned below.

    The optimal dosage of Gerbisa Children Suppository is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

    Some other side effects of Gerbisa Children Suppository have been listed ahead. These side effects of Gerbisa Children Suppository are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

    Gerbisa Children Suppository's effect during pregnancy is Moderate and Safe while nursing. It is important to know if Gerbisa Children Suppository has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Gerbisa Children Suppository related warnings section.

    Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Gerbisa Children Suppository contraindications section.

    Additionally, Gerbisa Children Suppository may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

    Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Gerbisa Children Suppository is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



    Gerbisa Children Suppository Benefits & Uses

    Gerbisa Children Suppository is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Gerbisa Children Suppository Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Route: translation missing: en.dosage.Suppository
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: used 1 suppository or retention enema
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Route: translation missing: en.dosage.Suppository
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: used 1 suppository or retention enema
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
    • Dosage Route: translation missing: en.dosage.Suppository
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: used 1 suppository or retention enema

    Gerbisa Children Suppository Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Gerbisa Children Suppository safe for pregnant women?


      Gerbisa can cause unwanted side effects in pregnant women. If you experience any side effects, stop taking Gerbisa right away. Take your doctor's advice before taking it again.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Gerbisa Children Suppository safe during breastfeeding?


      Gerbisa is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Children Suppository on the Kidneys?


      Gerbisa does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Children Suppository on the Liver?


      Gerbisa is not harmful for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Children Suppository on the Heart?


      Gerbisa is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Gerbisa Children Suppository Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Gerbisa Children Suppository unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Gerbisa Children Suppository

    • Is this Gerbisa Children Suppository habit forming or addictive?


      Gerbisa Children Suppository is not addictive in nature.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Gerbisa Children Suppository. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but consume Gerbisa Children Suppository only on doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      Gerbisa Children Suppository is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Gerbisa Children Suppository Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Gerbisa Children Suppository


      You can take Gerbisa Children Suppository with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Gerbisa Children Suppository


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Gerbisa Children Suppository with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Gerbisa Children Suppository

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can I use Gerbisa for weight loss?

    Dr. Madhur Anand MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    No, you must not use Gerbisa for losing weight as it can be detrimental to your overall health. This is because Gerbisa can produce serious dehydration and electrolyte imbalance. This reduces the functional ability of nerves, muscle and vital organs. The body will start depending on Gerbisa for bowel clearance and over time, one can also develop a psychological dependence which might lead to eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. The right approach to losing weight is to indulge in some sort of physical activity and eat in moderation.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    What causes constipation? Is Gerbisa effective against cosntipation?

    Dr. Ajay Kumar MBBS, MD , General Physician

    Constipation is caused by poor dietary habits, inadequate consumption of water, lack of exercise or movement, insufficient visits to the toilet, pregnancy, and intake of some medicines. Yes, [medicine] is very effective against constipation. However, if you do not get relief, please speak to your doctor immediately. 

    Question about 5 years ago

    What precaution should be exercised while giving Gerbisa to the elderly?

    Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

    Repeated administration of Gerbisa for colon evacuation may lead to weakness, disorientation, and orthostatic hypotension which is manifested as low blood pressure from standing up from a sitting or a lying position. 

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can Gerbisa cause diarrhea?

    Yes, long-term or overdosage can cause diarrhea. If it happens, you must avoid heavy spicy meals and take medicines to reduce stool output.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Can Gerbisa be given to children under 6 years of age?

    Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

    No, Gerbisa should not be given to children under 6 years of age as patients in this age group can not swallow Gerbisa without chewing it and this might lead to a breaking of the enteric coating, leading to gastric irritation. Suppositories can be given to children in cases of severe constipation under a supervision of a nurse. 



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience



    References

    April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 227-228

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 674

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