Prepopik

(sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid)

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Cleans the colon before colonoscopy.

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Cleans your colon for a colonscopy, but it can cause dehydration. It is extremely important that you drink enough fluids before, during, and after use of Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid).

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Quick facts about Prepopik
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Allows you to drink the smallest amount of solution. Other colonoscopy preps can make you drink liters or gallons of prep solution.
  • Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid) has two flavors to choose from: orange or cranberry.
  • Has fewer side effects than other bowel preparations.
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Downsides

  • Can cause more electrolyte imbalances than other bowel preparations.
  • May be more expensive than other standard colonoscopy preps.
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How it works

Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid) cleans your colon by causing diarrhea.

Quick facts about Prepopik
  • Drug class: gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Bowel cleansing

Dosage forms

  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid) for Bowel cleansing

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  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
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Side effect rates for Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid)

From 296 clinical trials of Prepopik when taken for bowel cleansing
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    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Prepopik.

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Risks and Warnings for Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Taking water pills or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    • Heart problems
    • Kidney problems

    Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid) can cause dehydration and imbalances of certain chemicals in your blood. These could lead to abnormal heartbeats that can be dangerous. You're at higher risk if you have heart or kidney problems, or if you are taking water pills or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Be sure to drink plenty of fluids while taking Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid). Tell your doctor right away if you experience vomiting, dizziness, less urination, and headache.

Common concerns from people taking Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid)

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Kidneys and liver
  • If you have kidney problems or are taking medicines that affect your how your kidneys work, talk to your doctor before using Prepopik (sodium picosulfate / magnesium oxide / citric acid) since it could make them worse.
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  • If you feel bloated or stomach pain, you can wait longer between each dose until it goes away, as long as you finish the whole bottle in the time your doctor tells you.