PICO-SALAX® is a white powder. It is a very strong purgative (i.e. to empty bowels). PICO-SALAX® is used to cleanse the bowel of faecal matter and secretions prior to x-ray examination, endoscopy or surgery. This product is not intended to be used as a regular laxative.
For best results, it is recommended that patients only drink clear fluids on the day that they start taking PICO-SALAX®. Clear fluids may include water, clear sports drinks, clear sodas, broth, tea or coffee (sweetened to taste, no milk, cream or soy). See also Instructions.
In general, you should expect loose bowel movements to start at any time (on average 3-4 hours) after taking a dose of PICO-SALAX®. Please ensure that you have access to a toilet at all times following each dose, until the effects wear off.
PICO-SALAX® can be used in children 1 year old and over. Mix entire sachet in 150mL of cold water and give 1/4 of the solution. Please discard remaining solution. Repeat these instructions for the second dose. Always follow your physicians' instructions.