Picolax taking a while to work

Hello,

Can anyone help me please. Can Picolax take more than a few hours to work? I have a colonoscopy procedure tomorrow and have been given two sachets of Picolax to take to 'flush' me out, so to speak. I took one at 17.30 tonight and had a very small bowel movement two hours later. Well over three hours have passed now and nothing else has happened. I have to take another sachet at 05.00 in the morning and I'm hoping this will do the trick. I have been fairly constipated over the last eight days so I can only think this is why it's taking a while to work properly.

Thanks in advance

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  • Hi know the feeling of picolax some times it can take a few hours for some people some it can take two or three to work it will finally work was you gibe two in a pack if so have another .. I have these on prescription and not a lot helps me now and these finally works for me

    Good luck for tomorrow

    Ann

  • Hope the Picolax has worked now, although if you're normally quite constipated its not the best. Hope they are able to do your colonoscopy today.

  • Hi if the first one didnt work the next surely will; I never get constipation so it worked in next to no time BUT we are all different-dont forget to use a bit of vaseline so bottom doent get sore. And each bowel movement reaply; motions go like brown water after a while.

    I have had this done 5 times now so nothing to worry about.

    Very Best wishes

    S x

  • The Picolax started to work eight hours after taking it. Took the second sachet and that was working too, but as I thought, I was so constipated, I was still not clear enough for my Colonoscopy. The Consultant sat down with me and asked me about my symptoms of why my Doctor sent me for a colonoscopy in the first place. He is absolutely convinced that my issues are all to do with being constipated. He advised me to take Moviprep for a couple of days to help flush my system through whilst still eating. After that, he then told me to take 'over the counter' laxatives for a few days to help get my bowels back in order.

    I'm hoping this will sort me out😁

    Thank you all for your kind words and support.

  • Picolax didn't work for me, it just gave me very slight, watery diarrhoea. Same with most laxatives I've tried (i.e a lot!). If you need to properly clear your system (such as for a colonoscopy), I can recommend colonic irrigation. Expensive but so worth it. Just make sure you go to someone properly qualified and registered, who really knows their stuff. Good luck!!

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