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Pharmacology

PICO-SALAX® is a bowel prep medication used by adults and children to clean the colon before a colonoscopy, x-ray examination, or surgery.

PICO-SALAX® cleanses your bowels by retaining moisture in the colon and producing a semi fluid or watery evacuation. Cleansing your colon helps your doctor see the lining of your colon clearly during your colonoscopy.

PICO-SALAX® is available in cranberry and orange flavour. PICO-SALAX® allows you to drink any recommended clear liquids at your own pace, to maintain hydration during the prep process.

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How is PICO-SALAX® taken?


PICO-SALAX® is a white powder and is packaged in sachet format (either single or double sachet package). 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 does PICO-SALAX® work?


PICO-SALAX® helps make the stool soft and more watery and increase bowel movements.

 

How is PICO-SALAX® different from other therapies?


PICO-SALAX® allows you to drink less prep solution and stay hydrated with an adequate amount of recommended clear liquids of your choice.

How quickly does PICO-SALAX® work?


Each patient reacts differently to PICO-SALAX®. 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®.

Indications and Administration

PICO-SALAX® is indicated for clearance of the bowel prior to x-ray examination, endoscopy or surgery.
This product is not intended for routine use as a laxative.
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