MAGNESIUM SULFATE; POTASSIUM SULFATE; SODIUM SULFATE (mag NEE zee um SUL fate; poe TASS i um SUL fate; SODIUM SUL fate) is a laxative. It is used to clean out the bowel before a colonoscopy.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
high or low levels of calcium, magnesium, potassium, or sodiumin the blood
stomach or intestines problems
an unusual or allergic reaction to magnesium sulfate; potassium sulfate; sodium sulfate, other medicines, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take all of your medicine as directed. Do not skip a dose or stop your medicine early. Avoid taking other medicines within 1 hour of this medicine.
You will need to follow a special diet before your procedure. Talk to your doctor.
A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
This does not apply; this medicine is not for regular use.
certain medicines for blood pressure, heart disease, irregular heart beat
certain medicines used for nausea like chlorpromazine, droperidol
certain medicines used to treat infections like chloroquine, clarithromycin, erythromycin, pentamidine
medicines for mental depression or psychiatric disturbances
medicines for seizures
NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation like ibuprofen or naproxen
theophylline or aminophylline
Avoid taking other medicines within 1 hour of taking this medicine.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Talk to your doctor if you are not able to complete the regimen as prescribed.
Do not use with any other laxatives. Drink fluids as directed to prevent dehydration. See your doctor right away if you do not have a bowel movement after using this medicine.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
fast or irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
symptoms of gout
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.