PICO-SALAX® is a bowel prep medication used by adults and children to clean the colon before a colonoscopy.
PICO-SALAX® cleanses your colon by causing you to have diarrhea. Cleansing your colon helps your doctor see the lining of your colon clearly during your colonoscopy.
PICO-SALAX® is the bowel prep with the least volume of prep solution, available in orange and cranberry flavour. PICO-SALAX allows you to drink any recommended clear liquids at your own pace, to maintain hydration during the prep process.
Each sachet contains the following active ingredients:
Sodium Picosulfate 10.0 milligrams
Magnesium Oxide 3.5 grams
Citric Acid 12.0 grams
Do not take PICO-SALAX® if your healthcare provider has told you that you have:
Serious kidney problems
A blockage in your intestine (bowel obstruction)
An opening in the wall of your stomach or intestines (bowel perforation)
Problems with the emptying of food and fluid from your stomach (gastric retention)
An allergy to any of the ingredients in PICO-SALAX®
Congestive heart failure
How does PICO-SALAX® work?
PICO-SALAX® is a white powder and is packaged in sachet format (either single or double sachet package). PICO-SALAX® causes diarrhea that, over time, cleans the solid waste from your colon. How is PICO-SALAX® taken?
Your PICO-SALAX® is taken in 2 parts, each sachet is mixed with 150 ml of cold water. Following each dose, 1.5 Litres to 2 Litres of a variety of clear liquids over 4 hours is recommended.
How is PICO-SALAX® different from other therapies?
PICO-SALAX® allows you to drink less prep solution and stay hydrated with the clear liquids of your choice.
How quickly does PICO-SALAX® work?
Each patient reacts to PICO-SALAX® differently. The effects of PICO-SALAX® may be felt right away or they may take some time. It is important for you to have regular access to a bathroom as soon as you begin taking PICO-SALAX®.
This product contains the same active ingredients in the same amounts as the American Product Prepopik.