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Revised: 11/2015

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 :
Sunailin Dry Syrup 1%
 Active ingredient:
Sodium picosulfate hydrate
 Dosage form:
white granules
 Print on wrapping:
HC235, スナイリンドライシロップ1% (indicated on heat-sealing of the sachet)

Effects of this medicine

This medicine stimulates colonic mucosa to activate intestinal movement, and inhibits water absorption in intestinal tract to soften stool, and consequently improve bowel movement.
It is usually used for constipations, for support of postoperative defecation, for stimulation of defecation after administration of contrast agent (barium sulfate), for preoperative elimination of intestinal contents, and for elimination of intestinal contents in preparation for a colon examination (x-ray exam/endoscopy).

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 are suspected of having acute abdomen (with sudden abdominal pain).
    If you are a patient with intestinal tract obstruction or suspected of having it.
  • 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))
  • For constipations: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 0.75 g (5 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day. In general, for children aged 6 months or younger, take 0.1 g (1 mg of the active ingredient); 7 to 12 months, 0.15 g (1.5 mg); 1 to 3 years, 0.3 g (3 mg); 4 to 6 years, 0.35 g (3.5 mg); 7 to 15 years, 0.5 g (5 mg) at a time as reference doses, once a day.
    For support of postoperative defecation: In general, for adults, take 0.5 to 0.75 g (5 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day.
    For stimulation of defecation after administration of contrast agent (barium sulfate): In general, for adults, take 0.3 to 0.75 g (3 to 7.5 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, once a day.
    For preoperative elimination of intestinal contents: In general, for adults, take 0.7 g (7 mg of the active ingredient) at a time.
    For elimination of intestinal contents in preparation for a colon examination (X-ray and endoscopy): In general, for adults, take 15 g (150 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 10 to 15 hours before estimated time for the examination.
    The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms in any case. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • For elimination of intestinal contents in preparation for a colon examination, make sure that you had normal defection on the previous day or before taking, and take this medicine with sufficient water. In some cases, you may experience adverse reactions which are difficult to take a measure. Avoid taking this medicine when you are alone at home.
  • If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • 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 abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, hives and rash. 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.
  • severe abdominal pain, vomiting, failure to passing stool  [intestinal tract obstruction, intestinal tract perforation]
  • sudden abdominal pain, bloody stool, fever  [ischemic colitis]
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.