Who should not take Prepopik?

You should not take Prepopik (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid), a pre-colonoscopy laxative, if you are allergic, intolerant or hypersensitive to its active ingredients or to any of the other ingredients found in the drug.

Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should talk to their doctor before taking Prepopik. It is unknown whether the drug can harm a developing fetus or nursing infant, so doctors say pregnant or breastfeeding women should use it only when clearly necessary.

In addition, you should not take Prepopik if you have a history of serious kidney problems, an intestinal blockage, an opening in the wall of your intestine or stomach, a dilated intestine or a problem emptying food or liquids from your stomach. Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following:
  • heart, stomach or bowel problems
  • ulcerative colitis
  • reflux or difficulty swallowing
  • low sodium level
  • heart disease
  • other medical conditions  
Tell your doctor if you recently stopped drinking alcohol or taking benzodiazepines. You should also tell your doctor about all your other medications (prescription and over-the-counter), as well as any supplements.

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