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Gastro Drugs
 
 

Antiemetics

Gastric Secretion Modulators

Laxatives

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Medications

 
 

Secretory Laxatives

 
 
  •  
    Oral
    Sennosides
    Senna 
     
    Generally combined with docusate (coloxyl)
  •  
    Oral
    Sodium Picosulphate
    Picolax 
     
    2-3 sachets the day prior to the procedure, in 3-4 hour intervals

Overview

    • Mechanism of Action

    • Promote 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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The information in this section has been adapted in part from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Association website's repository of product information documents, which are available at https://www.ebs.tga.gov.au/ebs/picmi/picmirepository.nsf/PICMI.
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