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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
- Piclin Tablets
- Piclin Syrup
- Piclin Kid Syrup
Ingredients of Piclin Table and Syrup
The active ingredient is Sodium Picosulfate.
About Sodium Picosulfate
- Sodium Picosulfate is a contact laxative.
- Its molecular formula is C18H13NNa2O8S2.H2O
- It is hydrolyzed by colonic bacteria to desacetylbisacodyl, the active metabolite of bisacodyl.
- It is used for constipation of any etiology.
- It stimulates large intestine causing peristalsis and rectum.
- It increases motility and starts urge for motion.
- It is used to clean bowel before surgery or medical investigations.
- It takes 6 – 12 hours for bowel.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Piclin Table and Syrup
- Piles, fissures, hernia
- To stimulate motion
- 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
- Patients with rare hereditary problems of fructose intolerance should not take this medicine.
- People with ileus, intestinal obstruction, acute surgical abdominal conditions (acute appendicitis, acute inflammatory bowel diseases), and in severe dehydration should not take it.
- Not to be used in patients with a known hypersensitivity to sodium picosulfate or any other component of the product.
- Do not be take continuously on daily basis for long periods.
- Long term, excessive use may lead to fluid and electrolyte imbalance and hypokalaemia. It can cause onset of rebound constipation.
- 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.
- Use of this medicine is not recommended during breast feeding.
- It may cause abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain and cramps, diarrhoea.
- Some allergic reactions (including skin reactions and angio-oedema) have been reported.
- Do not store above 25°C.