sodium picosulfate

sodium picosulfate

 

General English name: sodium picosulfate

Brand: Dulcolax Pico, CitraFleet, Picolax

Application: Treatment of constipation before some surgeries

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium picosulfate drug information

Contraindications to sodium picosulfate

Drug Interaction Sodium Picosulfate

Tips to consider before taking sodium picosulfate

Possible side effects of sodium picosulfate

How to store sodium picosulfate

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sodium picosulfate drug information

Medication Information: Constipation is caused by an improper diet, when you do not drink enough water or go to the toilet when you need to, it causes constipation. Pregnancy, lack of exercise and mobility (such as being unwell) and some medications, including some painkillers, can also cause constipation. Sodium picosulfate activates the intestinal muscles and causes the stool to move in your intestines and be easily excreted. This drug usually works within 6-12 hours. Sodium picosulfate for constipation (under the brand name Dulcolax Pico) is also available over-the-counter in pharmacies.

Some people think that if they do not go to the bathroom every day, they will have constipation, while sometimes they even get diarrhea. This is not a definition of constipation, but constipation is a condition in which a person goes to the bathroom less than a normal person and has difficulty passing stools and hard stools when he goes to the bathroom.

Sometimes other products that contain sodium picosulfate (in combination with other laxatives called magnesium citrate and under the brand names CitraFleet, Picolax) are prescribed before certain surgeries (to empty the contents of the intestines and gastrointestinal tract). These drugs should be used in the hospital and under the supervision of a doctor or how to use them should be explained to you so that you can use these drugs.

 

Contraindications to sodium picosulfate

  • Note the expiration date of the sodium picosulfate medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
  • Never give sodium picosulfate to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
  • Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
  • Check for drug interactions with sodium picosulfate and be sure to tell your doctor what other medications you are taking.

 

Drug Interaction Sodium Picosulfate

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

 

Tips to consider before taking sodium picosulfate

Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking sodium picosulfate:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding. Because at these times, you should take medications that are only prescribed by your doctor.
  • If you want it for a child. In such cases, you should consult your doctor before giving this medicine to your child.
  • If you have severe abdominal pain or you feel sick.
  • If you have recently had bowel or abdomen surgery.
  • If you are dehydrated or taking a diuretic (water pill).
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.

 

Possible side effects of sodium picosulfate

  • All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking sodium picosulfate. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:
  • Feeling sick, diarrhea, muscle cramps, discomfort, dizziness

Talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms that you feel may be caused by taking sodium picosulfate.

 

How to store sodium picosulfate

  • Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight
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