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Picolax 1010mg

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Somatec Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
Generic: Sodium picosulfate
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descriptionSafety Advices
AlcoholAlcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Picolax 10.
PregnancyPregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Picolax 10 is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, th... View More
BreastfeedingBreastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Picolax 10 is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
DrivingDriving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Picolax 10 alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and ... View More
KidneyKidney
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There is limited information available on the use of Picolax 10 in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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There is limited information available on the use of Picolax 10 in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
descriptionMedical Overview

Introduction

Picolax 10 is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. It works by increasing movement in the intestine ... View More

Uses of Picolax 10

  • Constipation

Side effects of Picolax 10

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea

How to use Picolax 10

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Picolax 10 may be taken wi... View More

How Picolax 10 works

Picolax 10 is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

What if you forget to take Picolax 10?

If you miss a dose of Picolax 10, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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  • Together with Picolax 10, taking a fiber-rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to ma... View More
  • Avoid taking a Picolax 10 for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel mov... View More
  • Take Picolax 10 after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Picolax 10 should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
descriptionBrief Description

Indication

Constipation, Bowel evacuation before investigational procedures

Administration

May be taken with or without food.

Adult Dose

Oral Constipation Adult: 5-10 mg as a single dose, usually at bedtime. Bowel evacuation before investigational procedures Adult: 10 mg, w/ Mg citr... View More

Child Dose

Oral Constipation Child: 1 mth to <4 yr 0.25 mg/kg. Max: 5 mg; 4-10 yr 2.5-5 mg; >10 yr 5-10 mg. Doses are usually given at night. Bowel evacuation... View More

Contraindication

Acute inflammatory bowel diseases, severe dehydration, ileus or intestinal obstruction, severe painful and/or feverish acute abdominal conditions (e.g. ... View More

Mode of Action

Sodium picosulfate is a locally acting laxative which has a dual action of stimulating the mucosa of both the large intestine causing colonic peristalsi... View More

Precaution

Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.

Side Effect

Abdominal discomfort (e.g. abdominal pain and cramps), diarrhoea. Rarely, allergic reactions (e.g. skin reactions, angioedema).

Interaction

Increased risk of electrolyte imbalance w/ diuretics or adreno-corticosteroids. Increased sensitivity to cardiac glycosides resulting from electrolyte i... View More

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