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Pharmacology

PICO-SALAX® is a bowel prep medication used by adults and children to clean the colon before a colonoscopy, x-ray examination, or surgery.

PICO-SALAX® cleanses your bowels by retaining moisture in the colon and causing you to have diarrhea. Cleansing your colon helps your doctor see the lining of your colon clearly during your colonoscopy.

PICO-SALAX® is the bowel prep with the *least volume of prep solution, available in cranberry and orange flavour. PICO-SALAX allows you to drink any recommended clear liquids at your own pace, to maintain hydration during the prep process.

Pico Salax®

How does PICO-SALAX® work?


PICO-SALAX® is a white powder and is packaged in sachet format (either single or double sachet package). PICO-SALAX® causes diarrhea that over time, cleans the solid waste from your colon.

How is PICO-SALAX® taken?


Your PICO-SALAX® is taken in 2 parts, each sachet is mixed with 150 ml of cold water. Following each dose, 1.5 Litres to 2 Litres of a variety of clear liquids over 4 hours is recommended.

 

How is PICO-SALAX® different from other therapies?


PICO-SALAX® allows you to drink less prep solution and stay hydrated with an adequate amount of recommended clear liquids of your choice.

How quickly does PICO-SALAX® work?


Each patient reacts to PICO-SALAX® differently. The effects of PICO-SALAX® may be felt right away or they may take some time. It is important for you to have regular access to a bathroom as soon as you begin taking PICO-SALAX®.

PICO-SALAX® Important Information

Indications and Administration

PICO-SALAX® is indicated for clearance of the bowel prior to x-ray examination, endoscopy or surgery.
This product is not intended for routine use as a laxative.
PICO-SALAX® is easy to use click here to see how.