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Revised: 11/2014

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
OHPEG
 Active ingredient:
Sodium chloride
Potassium chloride
Sodium bicarbonate
Anhydrous sodium sulfate
 Dosage form:
white powder
 Print on wrapping:
経口腸管洗浄剤,オーペグ配合内用剤,137.155g

Effects of this medicine

This medicine is a bowel-cleansing oral agent and has effect to eliminate intestinal contents and to cleanse intestine.
It is usually used to eliminate intestinal contents in colonoscopy and pretreatment of intestinal surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have gastrointestinal obstruction, intestinal perforation or toxic megacolon.
    If you are suspected of having ileus.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • Dissolve the contents of one pouch in water to make about 2 L of solution. In general, for adults, take 2 to 4 L of solution at a time at rate of about 1 L per hour. When excretion fluid has become clear, stop taking solution. DO NOT exceed the maximum dosage, 4 L.
    Pretreatment of colonoscopy: (In case of administering on the day of colonoscopy) Do not eat breakfast (you can only drink water) on the test day. Start taking the solution about 4 hours prior to the scheduled test time. (In case of administering on the day prior to (one day before) the colonoscopy) Breakfast and lunch of the prior day should be low residue food, dinner should be liquid food without any solids. Do not eat anything after dinner (you can only drink water). Start taking the solution at least about 1 hour have passed after dinner.
    Pretreatment of intestinal surgery: On the day prior to (one day before) the surgery, do not eat anything after lunch (you can only drink water). Start taking the solution at least about 3 hours have passed after lunch.
    Strictly follow the way to dissolve and the instructions in any case.
  • If abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, pale, dizziness, etc. occur while taking solution, stop taking it and consult with your doctor or pharmacist immediately. If these symptoms occur after taking solution, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. If there is no bowl movement even after taking 2L of solution, stop taking it and consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you do not have the usual amount of bowl movement on the day prior to or before taking the solution, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • When side effects occur, the treatment may be difficult. If you take solution in your home, do not take it when you are alone.
  • If you do not have the usual amount of bowl movement on the day prior to or before taking the solution, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Take the solution especially at a slow speed for the first 2 to 3 glasses.
  • If you miss a dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include lightheadedness, coldness, bloating, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting and malaise. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • pale face, fall in blood pressure, vomiting [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • severe abdominal pain, bloating, loss of appetite [intestinal perforation, ileus, inguinal hernia incarceration]
  • disturbance of consciousness, convulsion, loss of appetite [hyponatremia]
  • acute abdominal pain, melena, fever [ischemic colitis]
  • nausea/vomiting, blood vomiting, blood in stool [Mallory-Weiss syndrome]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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