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Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid Information

Sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid (Prepopik®) is a medicine licensed to help cleanse the bowel before a colonoscopy. With the waste removed from the intestines, a healthcare provider is able to closely examine the colon for any abnormalities, such as polyps or inflammation. This product comes as a power that is dissolved in water and taken prior to the procedure.
 
Sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid is approved only for use in adults age 18 and older. It works by stimulating the muscular movements of the colon to help clear out the contents. It also works by drawing water into the colon, which softens the stool and causes watery bowel movements.
 
Before taking sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid, give your healthcare provider up-to-date information on any medications you are taking and discuss your medical history. This bowel-prep product may not be safe for use in certain people, including those who have an intestinal blockage or certain allergies.
 
(For more information, click Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid. This article offers a comprehensive discussion on what to expect while using this medicine, including how it is taken, possible side effects, and safety issues.)
 

Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid Information

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