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Picoter 5mg Syrup

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Introduction

Picoter 5mg Syrup is a medicine used to treat constipation. It is a laxative and helps you empty your bowels. It works by increasing movement in the intestine and provides relief from constipation.

Picoter 5mg Syrup should be taken in a dose as advised by your doctor and take it at a fixed time at night. You should not use this medicine for more than a few days unless your doctor tells you to. Some lifestyle changes can help with constipation, for example eating more fiber in foods such as fruit, vegetables and cereals, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking regular exercise.

The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, nausea, and vomiting. These are usually mild and go away after a couple of days. If they persist, your doctor may suggest ways of preventing or reducing them.

Before using this medicine you should tell your doctor if you have a blockage in your bowel, upset stomach or your bowel movements have been different for more than two weeks.

Uses of Picoter Syrup

Benefits of Picoter Syrup

In Constipation

Picoter 5mg Syrup is a laxative that treats constipation by drawing water into the bowels thereby making stools softer and easier to pass. This medicine may take 6 to 12 hours to start working, therefore it is best to take it at bedtime. Take it as instructed even if it seems that it is not working as expected. Talk to your doctor if you are still constipated. Constipation is a common problem that can cause significant pain and discomfort. This medicine can relieve discomfort and improve your quality of life. To prevent constipation from happening it may help to eat more high-fiber foods including fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water.

Side effects of Picoter Syrup

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 Picoter

  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Nausea

How to use Picoter Syrup

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. Picoter 5mg Syrup may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Picoter Syrup works

Picoter 5mg Syrup is a laxative. It works by increasing the movement of the intestines, thereby facilitating the passage of stool.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Picoter 5mg Syrup.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Picoter 5mg Syrup is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Picoter 5mg Syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Picoter 5mg Syrup alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Picoter 5mg Syrup in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Picoter 5mg Syrup in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Picoter Syrup?

If you miss a dose of Picoter 5mg Syrup, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Together with Picoter 5mg Syrup, taking a fiber-rich diet containing whole grain bread and cereals, bran, fruits and green leafy vegetables, is essential to maintain healthy bowel function.
  • Avoid taking a Picoter 5mg Syrup for more than 1 week, unless prescribed by the doctor, as it leads to dependency on the laxative action to produce a bowel movement. 
  • Take Picoter 5mg Syrup after 2 hours from other medicines, as it may interfere with the absorption of other medicines.
  • Picoter 5mg Syrup should be preferably taken at bedtime because it requires 6 to 8 hours to show impact.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Diphenylmethane Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL

Patient Concerns

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I have pain in my lower abdomen ma inly both the hypogstrium, difficulty starting the urine and bladder emptying, I also have constipation, and low grade fever I got my Kft, urine microscopy and culture&sensitivity all of which came back normal, i also went and got PSA(Total) for which the value was I am really concerned, I am a 4th year MBBS student and my exams are approaching and i cant concentrate.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
for constipation take syrup DUphalac 10 ml in night
i am suffering from constipation from last 2 week please suggest some medicines to get rid of it.
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
tab dulcoflex 5mg once daily in night for 10 days
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FAQs

Q. What is Picoter 5mg Syrup?

Picoter 5mg Syrup belongs to a class of medicines called laxatives. It is used to provide relief from constipation (a condition in which there is difficulty in emptying the bowels, usually associated with hardened feces).

Q. What is Picoter 5mg Syrup used for?

Picoter 5mg Syrup is a laxative which is used to relieve constipation. Constipation is usually associated with hardened feces where there is difficulty in emptying the bowels. Picoter 5mg Syrup works by stimulating the muscles in your colon to remove waste products from your body and also helps in softening of stools. It provides short-term relief from constipation caused due to any cause. Please consult your doctor for the right use and dose of Picoter 5mg Syrup.

Q. Is Picoter 5mg Syrup safe?

Picoter 5mg Syrup is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Is Picoter 5mg Syrup a sulfa drug?

No, Picoter 5mg Syrup is not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and the working of the medicine are different from sulfa drugs.

Q. What does Picoter 5mg Syrup do?

Picoter 5mg Syrup provides relief from constipation (inability to pass stools and hardened stools) by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine) to move stools out of the body by stimulating the muscles of the colon and softening the stools. This brings an overnight relief from constipation.

Q. Does Picoter 5mg Syrup work?

Yes, Picoter 5mg Syrup is an effective laxative that provides relief from constipation by increasing the movement of the bowel (gut or large intestine).

Q. How fast does Picoter 5mg Syrup work?

Picoter 5mg Syrup provides overnight relief from constipation and helps the body return to its natural cycle.

Q. Is Picoter 5mg Syrup effective in relieving constipation?

Picoter 5mg Syrup is effective in relieving constipation if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Picoter 5mg Syrup too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

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References

  1. Sodium Picosulfate. Guildford, Surrey: SANOFI; 2005 [revised 16 Sep. 2017]. [Accessed 27 Mar 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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