Piclin Syrup Uses, Side effects, Precautions

Piclin Syrup uses, side effects, precautions, substitutes

CompositionSodium Picosulfate (5mg/5ml)
CompanyMenarini India Pvt Ltd
Medicine typeLaxative
Prescription requiredYes
Route of administrationOral
Side effectsStomach pain, Diarrhea
PrecautionsHypersensitivity, Alcohol

General uses of Piclin Syrup

Piclin Syrup is generally used in the treatment of constipation. It increases the movement of the intestine and helps in the evacuation of stools.

Ingredients of Piclin Syrup

Sodium Picosulfate: Piclin Syrup contains sodium picosulfate (5mg/5ml). It belongs to the class of drugs known as stimulant laxatives. It is used to treat constipation.

How does Piclin Syrup work? / Mechanism of action

Sodium Picosulfate in Piclin Syrup works by stimulating the peristalsis (movement of the intestine) and makes it easier to pass the stools and promotes its evacuation.

When Piclin Syrup is prescribed?

It is generally used in the treatment of constipation.

Side effects of Piclin Syrup

It may cause some side effects like:

  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting


Alcohol: It is not advised to use alcohol with this medicine.

Hypersensitivity: You should avoid using this medicine if you are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of the ingredients of Piclin Syrup.

Pregnancy: Piclin Syrup should be used with caution in pregnancy.

How to use Piclin Syrup?

Take the dose of Piclin Syrup as advised by your doctor.

You can take this medicine with or without a meal.

Try to use a spoon or a measuring cup for the exact quantity.

Shake well before use.

Storage of Piclin Syrup

Store Piclin Syrup at room temperature.

Keep this medicine away from direct sunlight.

Do not freeze or refrigerate Piclin Syrup.

Keep this medicine away from kids and pets.

Substitutes of Piclin Syrup

Cremalax SyrupAbbott
Pixit SyrupEndocard India Pvt Ltd
Laxoclear SyrupLeeford Healthcare Ltd
Oslax SyrupObsurge Biotech Ltd

Some FAQs

Can I use Piclin Syrup in pregnancy?

You should not use Piclin Syrup in pregnancy until it is clearly prescribed by your doctor.

What is the dose and duration of Piclin Syrup for adults?

For adults, Piclin Syrup can be prescribed 5-15ml once a day at bedtime. But the dose and duration of this medicine are not the same for all and depend on many factors. You should always consult your doctor about the dose and duration of the Piclin Syrup.


Piclin Syrup contains sodium picosulfate as its active ingredient. It is generally used in the treatment of constipation.

This medicine should be used with caution in pregnancy.

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Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)
Sahil Nasa (B. Pharma)

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