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Prepopik Warnings and Precautions

Specific Precautions and Warnings With Prepopik

Some warnings and precautions to be aware of prior to taking Prepopik include the following:
 
  • Bowel-prep regimens, including Prepopik, can cause electrolyte abnormalities, which can sometimes be serious. These can increase the risk of seizures, kidney problems, or irregular heart rhythms (arrhythmias). People who have low blood sodium levels (hyponatremia) or low blood potassium levels (hypokalemia), or those who take certain medications (see Prepopik Drug Interactions), may have an increased risk for such problems with Prepopik. These people should have certain blood tests before and after their colonoscopy.
 
  • As with other bowel-prep regimens that contain magnesium, Prepopik should be used with caution in people with kidney problems, as further kidney damage could result.
 
  • As with osmotic laxatives, Prepopik may cause ulceration of the colon. This risk is higher if it is combined with other laxatives.
 
  • If your healthcare provider suspects you may have an intestinal blockage or perforation, appropriate tests should be done to rule out these conditions before you take Prepopik.
 
  • People with difficulty swallowing, with an impaired gag reflex, or who otherwise may be at risk for vomiting and potentially breathing in (aspirating) Prepopik solution should be monitored closely while taking it.
 
  • No other ingredients should be added to Prepopik solution, including any flavorings or other liquids.
 
  • Prepopik may react with other medications, including those taken within one hour of starting treatment (see Prepopik Drug Interactions).
 
  • Prepopik is a pregnancy Category B medication. This means that this medication is probably safe for use during pregnancy, although the full risks are currently unknown. Talk to your healthcare provider about the risks and benefits (see Prepopik and Pregnancy).
 
  • It is unknown if Prepopik passes through breast milk. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see Prepopik and Breastfeeding).
 

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