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Prepopik Dosage

Prepopik is a medication that comes as a powder and is dissolved in water. This solution is taken before a colonoscopy procedure to clean out the bowels. Although there is only one standard dosage for Prepopik, there are two different methods for taking it -- one dose the day before the procedure and one dose the next morning, or both doses the day before the procedure.

An Introduction to Dosing With Prepopik

There is only one standard dose of Prepopik® (sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid). However, the dosing instructions your healthcare provider recommends may vary, depending on whether you follow the split-dose regimen or the day-before regimen.
 

Prepopik Dosing Guidelines for Bowel Preparation

There are two different recommended regimens for bowel prep with Prepopik, as follows:
 
  • The split-dose regimen, which is usually the preferred regimen because it is more effective, consists of:
 
    • One dose in the evening (between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.) the day before the procedure, followed by at least five 8-ounce glasses of clear liquid within the next five hours before bedtime.
 
    • A second dose the next day, approximately five hours before the scheduled colonoscopy, followed by at least three 8-ounce glasses of clear liquid, which must be finished at least two hours before the colonoscopy.
 
  • The day-before regimen, which might be preferable if a morning colonoscopy is scheduled, consists of:
 
    • One dose in the afternoon or early evening (between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.) the day before the procedure, followed by at least five 8-ounce glasses of clear liquid within the next five hours.

 

    • A second dose six hours later in the late evening, followed by at least three 8-ounce glasses before going to bed (within five hours).
 

Prepopik Medication Information

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