Gerbisa Tablet

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  • Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
  • Contains / Salt: Bisacodyl (5 mg)
  • Seller: Apollo Pharmacy Limited
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    • Country of Origin: India
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    Gerbisa Tablet Information

    Gerbisa Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Constipation. Gerbisa Tablet also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

    The right dosage of Gerbisa Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Gerbisa Tablet as well, which are listed below. These side effects of Gerbisa Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

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

    The section on Gerbisa Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Gerbisa Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

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



    Gerbisa Tablet Benefits & Uses

    Gerbisa Tablet is used to treat the following -

    Main Benefits

    Other Benefits

    Gerbisa Tablet 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: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 15 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist, dose range: 5 - 15 mg
    2 - 12 years (Child)
    • Disease: Constipation
    • Before or After Meal: Before meal
    • Single Maximum Dose: 5 mg
    • Dosage Form: Tablet
    • Dosage Route: Oral
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: Given till symptom persist

    Gerbisa Tablet Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Gerbisa Tablet 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 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


      Gerbisa is completely safe for breastfeeding women.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Tablet on the Kidneys?


      Gerbisa does not damage the kidneys.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Tablet on the Liver?


      Gerbisa is not harmful for the liver.

      Safe
    • What is the effect of Gerbisa Tablet on the Heart?


      Gerbisa is completely safe for the heart.

      Safe


    Gerbisa Tablet Contraindications

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



    Frequently asked Questions about Gerbisa Tablet

    • Is this Gerbisa Tablet habit forming or addictive?


      Gerbisa Tablet 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 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


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

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


      Gerbisa Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

      No

    Gerbisa Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Gerbisa Tablet


      You can take Gerbisa Tablet with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Gerbisa Tablet


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

      Unknown


    Frequently asked Questions about Gerbisa Tablet

    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 about 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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