Picozan Tablet

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Picozan Tablet Information

Picozan Tablet is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Tablet. Constipation are some of its major therapeutic uses.

The right dosage of Picozan Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Picozan Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Diarrhoea, Stomach Upset, Stomach cramps. Besides the aforementioned side effects, there are other adverse effects of Picozan Tablet as well, which are listed below. Normally, these side effects of Picozan Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Picozan Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Mild and Safe while nursing. Warnings related to Picozan Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Picozan Tablet is not recommended if you suffer from certain medical conditions as it can have adverse effects. Abdominal Pain, Diarrhea (Loose Motions), Gastrointestinal Bleeding are examples of such conditions.

Drug interactions for Picozan Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. See below for a complete list.

You should also be aware that Picozan Tablet is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Picozan Tablet Benefits & Uses

Picozan Tablet is used to treat the following -

Main Benefits

Picozan Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Constipation
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime
Geriatric
  • Disease: Constipation
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Constipation
  • Before or After Meal: Either
  • Single Maximum Dose: 10 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: dose should be given at bedtime

Picozan Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Picozan Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Picozan has little to no side effects in pregnant women.

    Mild
  • Is the use of Picozan Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Picozan does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Picozan Tablet on the Kidneys?


    There are no side effects of Picozan on the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Picozan Tablet on the Liver?


    Using Picozan does not have any harmful effects on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Picozan Tablet on the Heart?


    Picozan is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Picozan Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Picozan Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Picozan Tablet

  • Is this Picozan Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Picozan Tablet is addictive.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Picozan Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Picozan Tablet only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Picozan Tablet is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Picozan Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Picozan Tablet


    Taking Picozan Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Picozan Tablet


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Picozan Tablet and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Picozan Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Picozan?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

Take Picozan 1-2 times in a day or as advised by your doctor. Picozan should be taken without food because the presence of food might affect the absorption of this drug from the stomach. Drink plenty of fluids while taking this drug to stay well hydrated.

Question about 5 years ago

Can diabetic patient take Picozan?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

Yes, a diabetic patient can take Picozan. It is used to provide relief from chronic constipation in patients who had diabetes mellitus if other drugs such as psyllium husk (Isabgol), lactulose are ineffective in treating constipation.​

Question about 5 years ago

Is Picozan a sulfa drug?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

No, Picozan is not a sulfa drug. It contains sodium picosulfate which is a stimulant laxative agent that is used to provide relief from chronic constipation.

Question over 5 years ago

Can I take Picozan without consulting a doctor?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

No, Picozan is a prescription drug, so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful for the patient to take this medicine without a doctor's recommendation because it can cause very unpleasant side effects. Hence, the patient should seek doctors advice before taking this medication by himself or herself.

Question about 5 years ago

Can I take Picozan for fecal impaction?

Dr. Vipin Khadse MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Picozan might be taken for fecal impaction. Scientific studies have found that Picozan is useful in fecal impaction when used along with polyethylene glycol (PEG). Since it is a prescription drug you are advised to consult with your doctor first before taking Picozan for fecal impaction by yourself.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Prepopik® (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 674

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