Bisacodyl, CitraFleet®, Citramag®, Docusate Sodium, Kleanprep®, Moviprep®, Picolax®(sodium picosulfate), Plenvu®
Issues for Surgery
Increased risk of infection if clinically indicated and not given pre-operatively1.
Advice in the Perioperative period
Patients should be assessed for the suitability of bowel cleansing agents and be fully counselled on the correct procedure to follow for the bowel preparation that they have been given – see Further Information.
Check renal function and electrolytes prior to commencing bowel preparation2.
For Patients with Diabetes Mellitus
For Patients taking Laxatives
For Patients taking Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs)
Interaction(s) with Common Anaesthetic Agents
Interaction(s) with other Common Medicines used in the Perioperative Period
NHS Trusts / Health Boards should have safeguards in place to reduce the risk, ensuring that a clinical assessment of each patient for contraindications and risk takes place, that the use of a bowel cleansing agent is authorised by a clinician, that an explanation on the safe use of the preparation is provided to the patient, and that a safe system exists for the supply of preparation to each patient3.