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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit Side Effects

Generic Name: magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Suprep Bowel Prep Kit.

For the Consumer

Applies to magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate: oral powder for solution, oral solution

As well as its needed effects, magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

If any of the following side effects occur while taking magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate, check with your doctor immediately:

Rare
  • Dizziness
  • fainting
  • fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
Incidence not known:
  • Abdominal or stomach pain and tenderness
  • bloody stools
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urination
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fainting
  • increase in heart rate
  • lightheadedness
  • nausea
  • rapid breathing
  • rectal bleeding
  • sunken eyes
  • thirst
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting
  • wrinkled skin

Minor Side Effects

Some magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common:
  • Full or bloated feeling
  • pressure in the stomach
  • swelling of the abdominal or stomach area
Less common:
  • Headache

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to magnesium sulfate / potassium sulfate / sodium sulfate: oral liquid

Other

Other side effects have included overall discomfort (54%). Serum chemistry adverse reactions have included anion gap (high), bicarbonate (low), bilirubin total (high), BUN (high), calcium (high), chloride (high), creatinine (high), osmolality (high), osmolality (low), potassium (high), sodium (low), and uric acid (high).[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included abdominal distension (40%), abdominal pain (36%), nausea (36%), and vomiting (8%).[Ref]

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included headache (1.1%).[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Suprep Bowel Prep Kit (magnesium/potassium/sodium sulfates)." Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, MA.

It is possible that some side effects of Suprep Bowel Prep Kit 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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