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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Picosul.
Picosul is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there... View More
Picosul is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
It is not known whether Picosul alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and rea... View More
There is limited information available on the use of Picosul in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Picosul in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Picosul 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 and... View More
Uses of Picosul
Side effects of Picosul
How to use Picosul
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. Picosul may be taken with ... View More
How Picosul works
Picosul is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.
What if you forget to take Picosul?
If you miss a dose of Picosul, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
- Together with Picosul, taking a fiber-rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maint... View More
- Avoid taking a Picosul for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel moveme... View More
- Take Picosul after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
- Picosul should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.
Constipation, Bowel evacuation before investigational procedures
May be taken with or without food.
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
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
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
Childn. Pregnancy and lactation.
Abdominal discomfort (e.g. abdominal pain and cramps), diarrhoea. Rarely, allergic reactions (e.g. skin reactions, angioedema).
Increased risk of electrolyte imbalance w/ diuretics or adreno-corticosteroids. Increased sensitivity to cardiac glycosides resulting from electrolyte i... View More
Alternative brand for Picosul
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More