Prepopik Side Effects
Generic Name: citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate
Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Prepopik.
For the Consumer
Applies to citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate: oral powder for solution
As well as its needed effects, citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.
Major Side Effects
If any of the following side effects occur while taking citric acid / magnesium oxide / sodium picosulfate, check with your doctor immediately:Incidence not known:
- Bloody stools
- decreased urine output
- dizziness or fainting
- dry mouth
- fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
- 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 side effects have included headache (up to 8%).[Ref]
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 side effects reported postmarketing have included rash, urticaria, and purpura.[Ref]
Metabolic side effects have included electrolyte imbalances including hypokalemia, hyponatremia, and hypermagnesemia.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Prepopik (citric acid/Mg oxide/Na picosulfate)." Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc, Tarrytown, NY.
It is possible that some side effects of Prepopik may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.
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