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Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid Side Effects

Common Side Effects

Sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid has been studied in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid, while another group was given a different colon-cleansing regimen. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the other medication.
In these studies, the most common reactions to sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid included:
  • Nausea -- in up to 3 percent of people
  • Headache -- up to 2.7 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 1.4 percent.
Abdominal (stomach) bloating, distension, pain/cramping, and watery diarrhea were not recorded as side effects, as these are expected with bowel-prep medications. It can be assumed that problems such as these are quite common.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Sodium Picosulfate/Magnesium Oxide/Anhydrous Citric Acid Information

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