Safety of bowel cleansers (Q17-03)
- Colonoscopy is among the most commonly performed surgical procedures in North America.
- Although the stimulant laxative, bisacodyl, is frequently prescribed alongside colonoscopy bowel cleansers, little is known about the utilization and safety of bisacodyl in real-world practice.
Aims of the study
- To determine the annual number of patients dispensed commonly-prescribed colonoscopy bowel cleansers (alone vs combined with bisacodyl), and to estimate the relative risk of selected adverse clinical outcomes associated with receipt of bisacodyl.