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Clenpiq - A Low-Volume Sodium Picosulfate-Based Colonoscopy Preparation
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The FDA has approved Clenpiq (Ferring), a low-volume oral solution that contains sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid, for colon cleansing prior to colonoscopy in adults. The ready-to-drink solution contains the same ingredients as Prepopik, which is supplied as a powder for reconstitution.

COLONOSCOPY PREPARATIONS — Colonoscopy is the preferred method for colorectal cancer screening in the US. Many patients consider cleansing the bowel in preparation for colonoscopy the most unpleasant part of the procedure, but inadequate bowel preparation significantly lowers diagnostic yield.1-3

Colonoscopy preparations containing polyethylene glycol (PEG) plus electrolytes have demonstrated efficacy and safety, but they require patients to ingest up to 4 L of fluid to produce a cathartic effect.4 ... more      

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