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Prepopik Side Effects

Generic Name: citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate

Note: This document contains side effect information about citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Prepopik.

For the Consumer

Applies to citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate: oral powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate:

Incidence not known
  • Bloody stools
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urine output
  • dizziness or fainting
  • dry mouth
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • fever
  • headache
  • hives, itching or skin rash
  • jerking or shaking of the muscles
  • joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
  • pinpoint red or purple spots on the skin
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the eyelids, face, lips, ankles, hands, or feet
  • tightness in the chest
  • troubled breathing or swallowing
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate: oral powder for reconstitution

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included headache (up to 8%).[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea (up to 11%). A certain amount of abdominal bloating, distention, pain/cramping, and watery diarrhea are expected as a consequence of the mechanism of action of citric acid/Mg oxide/Na picosulfate and should be expected. Gastrointestinal side effects reported postmarketing have included abdominal pain, diarrhea, fecal incontinence, and proctalgia. There have been isolated reports of reversible aphthoid ileal ulcers.[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects reported postmarketing have included rash, urticaria, and purpura.[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects have included electrolyte imbalances including hypokalemia, hyponatremia, and hypermagnesemia.[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Prepopik (citric acid/Mg oxide/Na picosulfate)." Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tarrytown, NY.

Some side effects of Prepopik may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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