Piclin (Sodium Picosulfate) Table and Syrup

Piclin Table and Syrup is an allopathic medicine, manufactured by Menarini Raunaq Pharma Limited. The active ingredient in this medicine is Sodium Picosulfate. It is a stimulant laxative.

Stimulant laxative are those agents which induce bowel movements by increasing the contraction of muscles in the intestines. They are used on a short-term basis to get relief from constipation. Such medicines stimulates evacuation of the bowels by increasing peristalsis and urge for bowel.

This medicine provide short-term relief from constipation. Long term use can worsen the condition by causing onset of rebound constipation.

Here is given more about this medicine, such as benefits, indication/therapeutic uses, composition and dosage.

Brand: Menarini Raunaq Pharma Limited

Category: Stimulant laxative

Medicine for: inducing motion

Contains: Sodium Picosulfate / Sodium Picosulphate

Available Range:

  • Piclin Tablets
  • Piclin Syrup
  • Piclin Kid Syrup

Ingredients of Piclin Table and Syrup

The active ingredient is Sodium Picosulfate.

About Sodium Picosulfate

  1. Sodium Picosulfate is a contact laxative.
  2. Its molecular formula is C18H13NNa2O8S2.H2O
  3. It is hydrolyzed by colonic bacteria to desacetylbisacodyl, the active metabolite of bisacodyl.
  4. It is used for constipation of any etiology.
  5. It stimulates large intestine causing peristalsis and rectum.
  6. It increases motility and starts urge for motion.
  7. It is used to clean bowel before surgery or medical investigations.
  8. It takes 6 - 12 hours for bowel.

Important Therapeutic Uses of Piclin Table and Syrup

  1. Constipation
  2. Piles, fissures, hernia
  3. To stimulate motion
  4. Bowel preparations and post-surgery

Dosage of Piclin Table and Syrup

This medicine should be taken once a day, at bedtime. Once getting relief from constipation, reduce the dosage and then discontinue.

Unless otherwise prescribed by the doctor, the following dosages are recommended:

Adults and children over 10 years:

One to two 5ml spoonful (5-10mg of Sodium Picosulfate) at night.

Children under 10 years:

Not to be given without medical advice.

4-10 years: Half to one 5ml spoonful (2.5 - 5mg of Sodium Picosulfate) at night.

Under 4 years: 250 micrograms per kilogram body weight.

Who should not take Piclin or Sodium Picosulfate

  1. Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
  2. People with ileus, intestinal obstruction, acute surgical abdominal conditions (acute appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel diseases), and in severe dehydration should not take it.
  3. Not to be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to sodium picosulfate or any other component of the product.


  1. Do not be take continuously on daily basis for long periods.
  2. Long term, excessive use may lead to fluid and electrolyte imbalance and hypokalaemia. It can cause onset of rebound constipation.
  3. It should not be used in pregnancy, especially in the first trimester, unless the expected benefit is thought to outweigh any possible risk to the foetus.
  4. Use of this medicine is not recommended during breast feeding.
  5. It may cause abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain and cramps, diarrhoea.
  6. Some allergic reactions (including skin reactions and angio-oedema) have been reported.
  7. Do not store above 25°C.
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