What to expect when taking Picosalax
Picosalax will cause you to have watery diarrhoea. Each dose of Picosalax usually produces a bowel movement within 2-3 hours, depending on your individual response. Make sure you are close to a bathroom during this time.
Taking Picosalax to clean your bowel
You will have two sachets of Picosalax to take. As well as your Picosalax it is important you drink lots of clear fluids. These should be a combination of fluids, not just water alone. Below are the types of clear fluids you can and can't drink.
YES, you can drink.....
CLEAR, GREEN OR YELLOW - Water, CLEAR green or yellow jelly, CLEAR juice, CLEAR coconut water. NO PULP.
DAIRY FREE hot drinks and clear soups - black tea/coffee, green tea, peppermint tea.
CLEAR soft drinks - CLEAR sports drinks - CLEAR electrolyte solution
NO, do not have...
Cloudy or pulpy fruit juice.
Any milk or dairy products.
Any liquids you cannot see through.
Your Doctor will have discussed what your bowel motions should look like after taking Picosalax. The images below give an indication of what your bowel motions should look like. For example, clear yellow urine, with no solid bits. Check out the pictures below as a guide.
The image below is intended as a general guide only. Speak to your Doctor/Nurse if you have any questions or concerns.