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Prepopik Medication Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe Prepopik® (sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid) to help remove waste from the intestines before a colonoscopy procedure. Compared with other prescription bowel-prep products, Prepopik has the lowest volume of active ingredient you must drink -- only two 5-ounce doses.
 
This medicine comes as a powder that is dissolved in water just before use. Two doses are taken, either a "split-dose" regimen or a "day-before" regimen. The "split-dose" regimen is preferred, as it seems to be more effective. While many people tolerate Prepopik well, some people may experience side effects, such as nausea, vomiting, and headaches.
 
While it may be an effective bowel-prep product, not everyone can use this medication. Information on Prepopik should be discussed with your healthcare provider to help avoid potential complications. For example, you may not be able to use this medicine if you have poor kidney function, a bowel perforation, or an intestinal blockage.
 
(For more information on this medication, click Prepopik. This full-length article contains a complete overview on various aspects of it, including how it works, dosing guidelines, and details on the safety and effectiveness of Prepopik.)
 

Prepopik Medication Information

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