Sodium picosulfate

(Dulcolax Pico®, Sodium picosulfate)

Available as tablets or capsules.
None (liquid)
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
N/A
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Sodium picosulfate
Usual formulation brand names
Dulcolax Pico®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
N/A
Film coated
N/A
Enteric coated
N/A
Sugar coated
N/A
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes
Are specials or imports available?
N/A
Liquid strengths
5mg/5mL
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Current resources suggest that it is likely to be safe to administer via enteral feeding tubes, however this is an unlicensed use of the medication. Clinicians should refer to specialist resources for advice on how to administer this medication via enteral feeding tubes.
Notes
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