Picolax

Clearance of bowel prior to examinationby colonoscopy
Weekend therapy for patients with chronic constipation

Formulation:
Oral powder. Active ingredients are sodium picosulphate 10mg with magnesium citrate formed in solution.

Dose:
< 1 year: None
1 – 4 years: 1/4 sachet
4 – 6 years: 1/2 sachet
over 6 years: 1 sachet

Counselling:
Explain preparation of liquid

Side effects:
Griping pains may occur.

Contra-Indications:
Patients with undiagnosed abdominal pain or where intestinal obstruction is suspected.

Interactions:
Sodium picosulphate increases the rate of gastrointestinal transit and absorption of other oral medication may require modification during the treatment period.

Notes:
Provide dosage sheet. Low residue diet recommended for 2 days prior to administration.
Liberal intake of clear fluids during treatment.
Frequent bowel movements 3 hours after the first dose.

Licensing status:
Licensed in children of 1 year or above

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