Picosalax - Important Consumer Information


PICOSALAX - Sodium picosulfate 10mg, magnesium oxide 3.5g, citric acid 12g

For clearance of the bowel prior to examination by radiography, endoscopy or surgery.

Available only from your Pharmacist. If symptoms persist see your Doctor or Healthcare Professional.

Always read the label. Use only as directed.

Picosalax has risks and benefits. Further information on the risks and benefits of this medicine can be found in the Consumer Medicines Information (CMI).  Please refer to or your Pharmacist for a copy of the CMI. 

Do not take Picosalax if you have an allergy to: any medicine containing sodium picosulfate or magnesium citrate, or to any of Picosalax’s ingredients.

Do not take Picosalax if you are suffering from: heart failure, perforation of the stomach or stomach obstruction, delayed emptying of stomach contents into the small intestine, holes in the lining of the stomach, damage to the entire thickness of the intestinal wall, severe distension in the colon, blockage in the bowel, nausea and vomiting, inflammation of the appendix, severe dehydration, muscle damage causing muscle pains, vomiting, confusion, high magnesium levels, active inflammatory bowel disease, severe kidney disease, undiagnosed abdominal symptoms.


All medicines can have side effects.

If you experience one or more of these side effects, or any other undesirable effects, please tell your doctor or pharmacist: Headache, tiredness, nausea, vomiting, griping, sore anus, severe diarrhoea, allergic reactions, rash, convulsions, mild ulcers in the small bowel.

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some people. Tell your Doctor or Pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are taking Picosalax.


The information provided in this website is not intended to replace advice given by your Doctor, Pharmacist or other Healthcare Professional. If you have any concerns about your health and or treatments please consult a Doctor, Pharmacist or other Healthcare Professional.

Consult your Doctor to see if this medicine is right for you.

This website does not contain all the consumer medicines information. For full consumer medicines information, please refer to or your Pharmacist.

Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, Auckland.