Indication and Important Safety Information
PREPOPIK is a prescription medicine used by adults to clean the colon before a colonoscopy. PREPOPIK cleans your colon by causing you to have diarrhea. Cleaning your colon helps your healthcare provider see the inside of your colon more clearly during your colonoscopy.
- Do not take PREPOPIK if your healthcare provider has told you that you have serious kidney problems, a blockage in your intestine (bowel obstruction), an opening in the wall of your stomach or intestines (bowel perforation), a very dilated intestine (toxic megacolon), problems with the emptying of food and fluid from your stomach (gastric retention), or an allergy to any of the ingredients in PREPOPIK
- Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of a loss of too much body fluid (dehydration) while taking PREPOPIK: vomiting that prevents you from keeping down the additional prescribed amounts of clear liquids that you must drink after taking PREPOPIK, dizziness, urinating less often than normal, or headache
- PREPOPIK and other bowel preparations can cause serious side effects, including serious loss of body fluid (dehydration) and changes in blood salts (electrolytes) in your blood. These changes can cause abnormal heartbeats that can cause death, seizures (this can happen even if you have never had a seizure), or kidney problems. Your chance of having fluid loss and changes in blood salts with PREPOPIK is higher if you have heart problems, have kidney problems, or take water pills or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). The most common side effects of PREPOPIK include nausea, headache, and vomiting
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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