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Sodium Sulfate, Potassium Sulfate, and Magnesium Sulfate

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Notes

    Related terms
    • Brand Names: U.S.: Suprep® Bowel Prep Kit

    Uses
    • It is used to clean out the GI (gastrointestinal) tract.
    • Sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate mixture cleans the bowel out by causing watery loose stools.

    Dosing

    How to take

    • Do not take other drugs within 1 hour of starting this drug.
    • Do not eat solid food while taking this drug.
    • Take as you have been told by your doctor.
    • Mix with water as you have been told before drinking.
    • After each dose, drink more water as you have been told.

    Missed Dose

    • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
    • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
    • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

    Storage

    • Store at room temperature.

    Safety



    Warnings

    • Please read the medication guide.

    Avoid

    • If you have an allergy to sodium, potassium, magnesium, sulfates, or any other part of this drug.
    • Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
    • If you have any of these health problems: Hole in the GI (gastrointestinal) tract, bowel block, or a slow-moving bowel tract.

    Precautions

    • If you have a bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have gout, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have heart disease, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have kidney disease, talk with your doctor.
    • If you have seizures, talk with your doctor.
    • Check all drugs you are taking with your doctor. This drug may not mix well with some other drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.
    • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    Side Effects

    • Belly pain.
    • Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals and good mouth care may help. Older children may suck hard, sugar-free candy.
    • Bloating.

    Contact a healthcare provider

    • If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away.
    • Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
    • If you are not able to drink the solution.
    • A fast heartbeat.
    • Very bad dizziness or passing out.
    • Very upset stomach or throwing up.
    • Very bad belly pain.
    • Very bad headache.
    • Seizures.
    • Not able to pass urine.
    • Very bad bleeding from rectum or rectal pain.
    • Any rash.
    • Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

    General Statements

    • If you have a very bad allergy, wear an allergy ID at all times.
    • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
    • Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
    • Most drugs may be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
    • In Canada, take any unused drugs to the pharmacy. Also, visit http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hl-vs/iyh-vsv/med/disposal-defaire-eng.php#th to learn about the right way to get rid of unused drugs.
    • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
    • Call your doctor for help with any side effects. If in the U.S., you may also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or if in Canada, you may also call Health Canada's Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
    • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including OTC, natural products, or vitamins.

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    The information in this monograph is intended for informational purposes only, and is meant to help users better understand health concerns. Information is based on review of scientific research data, historical practice patterns, and clinical experience. This information should not be interpreted as specific medical advice. Users should consult with a qualified healthcare provider for specific questions regarding therapies, diagnosis and/or health conditions, prior to making therapeutic decisions.

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