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. PICO-SALAX allows you to drink any recommended clear liquids at your own pace, to maintain hydration during the prep process.
PICO SALAX FAQ:
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®.
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