Treatment of acute or chronic constipation
Bowel clearance prior to colonoscopy
2 – 5 years: 2.5 – 5ml daily
5 – 10 years: 5 – 10ml daily
>10 years: 10 – 15ml daily
Give doses at night if possible.
Undiagnosed abdominal pain or suspected / proven intestinal obstruction.
Mild abdominal discomfort
Sodium picosulphate is broken down by bacteria in the large intestine so it is possible that patients taking broad spectrum antibiotics may experience some loss of laxative action.
Onset of action is normally 10 to 14 hours after administration.
Licensed for children over 2 years of age.