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Sodium Picosulphate

Sodium Picosulphate uses

This medicine is used to treat constipation.

When not to use Sodium Picosulphate

This drug is not to be given in patients suffering from gastric retention, GI ulceration, obstruction or perforation, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, ileus, nausea and vomiting, congestive heart failure, rhabdomyolysis (destruction of striated muscle cells), severe kidney impairment, ascites (abdominal swelling), acute surgical abdominal conditions, severe dehydration, increased magnesium ions in blood, and active inflammatory bowel disease.

Common side effects of Sodium Picosulphate

The patients administered with this medicine may experience gastrointestinal disturbances, headache, dry mouth, thirst, fatigue, and sleeping disorders.

 

Expert advice for Sodium Picosulphate

  • Please use this medicine according to the doctor’s prescribed dose. Do not overdose.
  • Please immediately contact your doctor in case of any serious adverse effects.
  • Please do not use other medicines without consulting your doctor first.

 

 

Frequently asked questions for Sodium Picosulphate

What are the uses of Sodium Picosulfate?


This medication is used for treating constipation. It helps soften stools and increases the number of bowel movements, making passing stools easier.


How to take Sodium Picosulfate?


Use it as prescribed by your health care provider. It is recommended to use this with an osmotic laxative (stool softener). The dosage of this medicine is dependent on the age, condition, and its severity. Please consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.


How to store Sodium Picosulfate?


Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.


Will I see instant results?


It may take 6-12 hours for this medicine to work effectively.


Does Sodium Picosulfate have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?


The effects of this medicine on pregnant and lactating females are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.


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