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Prepopik Warnings and Precautions

Prepopik may cause electrolyte problems in people who have low blood sodium levels or low blood potassium levels. Other safety warnings with Prepopik include precautions for people who have kidney disease, a history of seizures, or signs of a bowel obstruction. Also, this prescription medication should not be used by those who have poor kidney function or a bowel perforation.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Prepopik® (sodium picosulfate/magnesium oxide/anhydrous citric acid) if you have:
 
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • A history of seizures
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Frequent vomiting
  • A hole in the bowel (bowel perforation)
  • Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
  • Signs of a bowel obstruction, such as:
 
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Abdominal (stomach) pain
    • Abdominal swelling (distention)
 
  • An electrolyte imbalance, such as low blood sodium (hyponatremia) or potassium (hypokalemia)
  • Been on a low-salt diet
  • Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease or other bowel problems, such as:
 
 
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
 
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
 
You should also tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 

Prepopik Medication Information

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