Dulcolax Pico Liquid Laxative (Sodium Picosulfate) 5mg/5ml Oral Solution (Adult) – 100ml
Dulcolax Pico Liquid Laxative (Sodium Picosulfate) 5mg/5ml Oral Solution
Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid is used for the relief of short-term occasional constipation.
Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid contains sodium picosulfate and belongs to a group of medicines known as stimulant laxatives, which increase bowel movements. This medicine does not help with weight loss.
What is constipation?
Normal and regular bowel movement is important for most people. However, what is “normal and regular” varies from person to person. Some may have a bowel movement every day, others less often. Whatever it is like for you, it is best that your bowel movement has a regular pattern. Constipation is an occasional problem for some people. For others, it may happen more often. It happens when the normal muscle actions in the bowel (large intestine) slow down.
This can mean that material is not easily eliminated from the body.
The cause of constipation is often not known. It can be associated with: • Sudden change of diet
• A diet with not enough fibre
• Not drinking enough water
• Loss of ‘tone’ of the bowel muscles in older people
• Medicines such as morphine or codeine
• Having to stay in bed for a long time
• Lack of exercise Whatever the cause, constipation can be uncomfortable. It may make you feel bloated and heavy or generally “off colour”. Sometimes it causes headaches. It is recommended to use changes in diet and bulk forming medicines to control constipation before using this medicine.
How to use:
Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your pharmacist if you are not sure. Adults (including the elderly): one to two 5 ml spoonfuls at night. Should not be used in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.
If you have not taken Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid before, start with one 5 ml spoonful and increase to two if necessary. When your bowel regularity has returned to normal, the dose can usually be stopped. Length of treatment This product should not be taken every day for more than 5 days.
If you need laxatives every day, then you should see your doctor to find the cause of your constipation. Overuse can be harmful.
Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid contains 4.8 vol % ethanol (alcohol), i.e. up to 480 mg per 10 ml dose, equivalent to 10.4 ml beer or 4.3 ml of wine per 10 ml dose.
This may be harmful for people with a drink problem (alcoholism). This should also be taken into account in pregnant or breast-feeding women, children and high risk groups such as those with liver disease or epilepsy.
Dulcolax Adult Pico Liquid contains the preservatives methyl parahydroxybenzoate and propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
These ingredients may cause allergic reactions, possibly delayed. The signs may include: a rash, swelling of your skin, mouth and face which may cause swallowing or breathing problems. This medicine contains 1.48 mg sodium (main component of cooking/table salt) in each 5ml, that is to say essentially ‘sodium free.