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What are possible side effects of Prepopik?

Prepopik (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid), a laxative used to cleanse the colon in preparation for a colonoscopy, can cause side effects. The most common include:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • headache
If any of these symptoms are severe or don't go away, call your doctor. Also, call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these less common but more serious symptoms:
  • dehydration
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • dizziness or lightheadedness
  • urinating less than normal
  • difficulty drinking clear liquids
  • difficulty swallowing
  • seizures
  • allergic reaction, including hives, itching, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your face, mouth, throat or tongue
  • severe stomach pain                   
  • rectal bleeding      
  • bowel ulcers or problems

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