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Picolax Powder 2's

Picolax® is a powder that contains sodium picosulfate, a laxative that works by increasing the activity of the intestine. Picolax® also contains magnesium citrate, another type of laxative that works by holding back fluid in the bowel to provide a wash-out effect. Picolax® is used in adults, adolescents and children from the age of 1 year to clear the bowel before an x-ray examination, endoscopy or surgery when judged clinical necessary
How to use
Adults (including elderly) and children 9 and over: The recommended dose is one sachet taken 10 to 18 hours before your procedure and one sachet taken 4 to 6 hours before your procedure. The first sachet taken, should be followed by at least five 250 ml drinks of clear liquids spread over several hours and the second sachet taken, should be followed by at least three 250 ml drinks of clear liquids spread over several hours. You may drink clear liquids until 2 hours before your procedure.
Children (under 9 years): -For the timing of dosing in children, refer to the instructions given for adults A measuring spoon is provided with the product. -From 1 and below 2 years: first dose is 1 spoonful, second dose is 1 spoonful. -From 2 and below 4 years: first dose is 2 spoonfuls, second dose is 2 spoonfuls. -From 4 and below 9 years: first dose is 1 sachet (taken as described under ‘adults’), second dose is 2 spoonfuls. -9 years and above: adult dose.
Do not take Picolax® if you: •are allergic to sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/citric acid or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.•have reduced ability of the stomach to empty (gastric retention).•have stomach or intestinal ulcers.•have severe problems with your kidneys.•have a blockage or perforation of your bowel.•are currently suffering from feeling or being sick.•have a condition requiring abdominal surgery such as acute appendicitis.•have been told by a doctor that you have congestive heart failure (the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently around the body).•have active inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.