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Sodium picosulfate, a contact laxative, is prescribed for the treatment or prevention of constipation. Sodium picosulfate increase bowel movements and flush feces to the rectum and helps defecation process.

Pharmacodynamics

Sodium picosulfate acts on the colonic mucosa and facilitates physiological peristalsis of the large intestine.

Pharmacokinetics

After administration, Sodium picosulphate may take 6-12 hours to elicit the intestinal action and promotes defecation.

Sodium picosulfate Adverse Reactions / Sodium picosulfate Side Effects

Sodium picosulfate can cause vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort or cramps, angioedema, dizziness, anaphylactic reactions, dizziness or fainting and diarrhoea.

Sodium picosulfate Indications / Sodium picosulfate Uses

No information available

Sodium picosulfate Adverse Reactions / Sodium picosulfate Side Effects

Sodium picosulfate can cause vomiting or nausea, abdominal pain or discomfort or cramps, angioedema, dizziness, anaphylactic reactions, dizziness or fainting and diarrhoea.

Precautions

Sodium picosulphate is contraindicated in children less than ten years of age, patients with intestinal obstruction, inflammatory bowel syndrome, paralytic ileus, dehydration, appendicitis, nausea or vomiting.

Special Precautions

No information available

Other Drug Interactions

Sodium picosulphate may interact with corticosteroids, antibiotics, cardiac glycosides including digoxin and diuretics.

Other Interactions

No information available

Dosage

Adults:
Take one or two tablets/day
 
Children:
For children, 2-5 years, administer ½ tablet or 2-3 drops of Sodium picosulphate once daily. For children, 6-10 years of age, consider one tablet or 2-5 drops of Sodium picosulphate once daily.

Food(before/after)

Take Sodium picosulphate with meals preferably in the night.

List of Contraindications

Sodium picosulfate and Pregnancy

Sodium picosulfate and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category B. Sodium picosulfate may not cause harm to an unborn foetus. Before Picosulfate treatment, the patient should discuss with the physician, if they are planning for a pregnancy.

Sodium picosulfate and Lactation

It is unclear whether the drug could pass through the breast milk to a breast feeding baby. Consult your physician before taking Sodium picosulfate, if you are nursing mother.

Sodium picosulfate and Children

No information available

Sodium picosulfate and Geriatic

No information available

Sodium picosulfate and Other Contraindications

No information available

Storage

No information available

Lab interference

No information available

Sodium picosulfate brands in India:

Picodril

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