Drug Guide

Sodium Picosulphate

    Sodium Picosulphate
    2-3 sachets the day prior to the procedure, in 3-4 hour intervals
    • Mechanism of Action
    • Promotes gastric motility by stimulating secretion of electrolytes and water into the gut.

Clinical Use

    • Indications
    • Treatment of severe constipation (sennosides)
    • Bowel preparation prior to procedures such as colonoscopy (sodium picosulphate)
    • Adverse Effects
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Hypokalaemia (with prolonged use)
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