PICO-SALAX is indicated for clearance of the bowel prior to x-ray examination, endoscopy or surgery.
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- Natural orange flavor
Magnesium oxide, citric acid and sodium picosulfate
Each packet must be dissolved in 150 mL (5 oz) of cold water and administered at separate times according to the dosing regimen. Direct ingestion of the undissolved powder may increase the risk of nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and electrolyte disturbances.
PICO-SALAX is contraindicated in:
- Patients who are hypersensitive to this drug or to any ingredient in the formulation or component of the container.
- Patients with congestive cardiac failure, gastric retention, gastro-intestinal ulceration, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, ileus, nausea and vomiting, acute surgical abdominal conditions such as acute appendicitis and known or suspected gastrointestinal obstruction or perforation.
- For patients with severely reduced renal function, accumulation of magnesium in plasma may occur. Another preparation should be used in such cases.