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Picolax Suspension

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Product introduction

Picolax Suspension is a combination medicine used in the treatment of constipation. This medicine absorbs water, hence makes the stool soft and easier to pass. It also helps in easy passage of gas.

Picolax Suspension is taken with or without food in a dose and duration as advised by the doctor. The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to the medicine. You should keep taking this medicine for as long as your doctor recommends. If you stop treatment too early your symptoms may come back and your condition may worsen. Let your healthcare team know about all other medications you are taking as some may affect, or be affected by this medicine.
The most common side effects are diarrhea, and stomach pain. Most of these are temporary and usually resolve with time. Contact your doctor straight away if you are at all concerned about any side effects. Lifestyle modifications like having a fiber-rich diet, increase fluid intake and regular exercise can help you to get better results.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. You should also tell your doctor if you have any liver diseases so that your doctor can prescribe a suitable dose for you.

Uses of Picolax Suspension

Benefits of Picolax Suspension

In Constipation

Picolax Suspension acts as a laxative that helps treat constipation (infrequent bowel movements and hard, dry stools). It works by drawing water into your bowels and making your stools softer and easier to pass. Picolax Suspension also increases the movement of intestines which helps empty your bowels easily. It reduces the pain and discomfort and improves your quality of life. Picolax Suspension might take 1-2 days to work. Take Picolax Suspension as instructed and do not stop without consulting your doctor. To prevent constipation it is advisable to eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

Side effects of Picolax Suspension

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Picolax

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Picolax Suspension

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. Picolax Suspension may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Picolax Suspension works

Picolax Suspension is a combination of two laxatives: Sodium picosulfate and milk of magnesia which relieve constipation. Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative which increases peristalsis (the wave-like movement of the intestines) to push the stools forward. Milk of magnesia is a laxative that works by drawing water into the intestine through osmosis, making the stools soft and easier to pass.

Safety advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Picolax Suspension.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Picolax Suspension during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Picolax Suspension during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Picolax Suspension alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CAUTION
Picolax Suspension should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Picolax Suspension may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Picolax Suspension in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Picolax Suspension?

If you miss a dose of Picolax Suspension, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No substitutes found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Picolax Suspension is prescribed for short-term relief from constipation.
  • Take it at least 2 hours after taking other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Sometimes certain medicines like iron tablets, antibiotics might cause constipation. Inform your doctor if you are taking any of them.
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of stomach disorders such as appendicitis or a blockage in your bowel.
  • Do not take any other laxative along with Picolax Suspension without consulting your doctor.
  • Some healthy tips to prevent constipation from happening:
    1. Eat more fiber in your diet. Recommended daily intake is 20-35g.
    2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water per day.
    3. Exercise regularly at least 3 times per week.
    4. Do not hold in stool as that can worsen bowel issues.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

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References

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  4. Magnesium hydroxide. London, UK: Omega Pharma Ltd.; 1999 [revised 9 Jul. 2013]. [Accessed 16 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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61, Kurinji Street, Fathima Nagar, Valasaravakkam, Chennai - 600087
Country of origin: India
MRP
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100 ml in 1 bottle
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