Pico Salax Vs Prepopik

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suegue Says:

I am to undergo a colonoscopy using the Prepopik packets. Supposedly PicoSalax is the same medicine under a different name out of Canada. Is this absolutely true and would I be preparing the best I can using PicoSalax? Prepopik is available in 12mg doses, PicoSalax in 10mg...any difference? Thanks! the difference in cost is substantial...$117 Preppie vs $48 PicoSalax..not sure of shipping costs

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David Says:

Hi suegue,

From what I could gather, both medications do seem identical. However I haven't actually come across Prepopik being available in 12mg doses. Looking at the manufacturer's product page, Prepopik reportedly contains the following set of active ingredients: Sodium Picosulfate (10 milligrams) + Magnesium Oxide (3.5 grams) + Anhydrous Citric Acid (12 grams).

Pico-Salax on the other hand still contains: Sodium Picosulfate (10 milligrams) + Magnesium Oxide (3.5 grams) + Citric Acid (12 grams)

I also see a great deal of feedback on Prepopik in the following discussion thread (linked below) that you may want to either post in or have a look at for other opinions from those who may have already taken it and can provide an honest answer from experience:


Personally though I think the Pico-Salax is worth a try seeing how the US almost always charges a lot more for the same medications relative to other countries.

Hope this helps!

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skittle Says:

Thanks for your input. I did use the Pico-Salax and everything turned out great. I highly recommend for anyone undergoing a colonoscopy.

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