Indication for Sodium picosulfate

Population group: Suitable for both men and women, only infants (40 days - 1 year old) , children (1 year - 12 years old)

Short term relief of constipation.

For the management of constipation of any aetiology.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

2.5-5.0 mg once daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

2.5 - 5 mg

Dosage regimen

From 2.5 To 5 mg once every day

Detailed description

The following dosages are recommended to be taken at night to produce evacuation the following morning.

It is recommended to start with the lowest dose. The dose may be adjusted up to the maximum recommended dose to produce regular stools.

The maximum recommended daily dose should not be exceeded.

Children under 10 years of age: Not to be taken by children under 10 years of age without medical advice.

Children aged 4-10 years: 2.5-5 mg per day.

Children under 4 years of age: The recommended dosage is 0.25 mg per kilogram body weight per day.

In the management of constipation, once regularity has restarted dosage should be reduced and can usually be stopped.

Dosage considerations

It should be taken at night.

Active ingredient

Sodium picosulfate is a locally acting laxative from the triarylmethane group, which after bacterial cleavage in the colon, has a dual-action with stimulation of the mucosa of both the large intestine and of the rectum.

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