- potassium chloride
- sodium chloride
- sodium bicarbonate
- macrogol 3350
- sodium sulfate, anhydrous
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KLEAN PREP 69g, sachet powder for oral solution
Package Leaflet: Information for the User
KLEAN-PREP 69g Sachet
Powder for Oral Solution
Macrogol 3350, Sodium sulphate anhydrous, Sodium bicarbonate, Sodium chloride and Potassium chloride
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it contains important information for you.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. See Section 4.
What is in this leaflet:
1. What Klean-Prep is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Klean-Prep
3. How to take Klean-Prep
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Klean-Prep
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT KLEAN-PREP IS AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR
Klean-Prep is dissolved in water, it is a bowel cleansing agent. This means it flushes everything out of your intestines (gut) through a laxative action so that they are completely empty and clean.
You are taking Klean-Prep because you are going to have one of these procedures:
For all of these, it is important that your gut is clean so the procedure is more likely to be a success.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE KLEAN-PREP
Do not take Klean-prep if you suspect or your doctor suspects:
Warnings and Precautions
The fluid content of Klean-Prep when reconstituted with water does not replace regular fluid intake and adequate fluid intake should be maintained.
If you are in poor health or have a serious medical condition, you should be particularly aware of the possible side effects listed in section 4. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you are concerned.
You should tell your doctor before taking Klean-Prep if you have any of the following;
Some patients taking Klean-Prep have developed very low levels of sodium in the blood and as a result may experience convulsions, confusion or disorientation.
If you experience sudden abdominal pain or rectal bleeding when taking Klean-Prep for bowel preparation, contact your doctor or seek medical advice immediately.
Other medicines and Klean-prep
If you are taking other medicines take them at least one hour before taking Klean-Prep or at least one hour afterwards because they may be flushed through your digestive system and not work so well.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, such as diuretics (that increase the amount of urine passed), laxatives (to help you pass stool or do a poo) and also medicines obtained without a prescription.
Klean-Prep with food and drink
Do not take any solid food for at least two hours before you take Klean-Prep.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
There are no data on the use of Klean-Prep during pregnancy or lactation and it should only be used if considered essential by your physician .
So if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking Klean-Prep.
Driving and using machines
Klean-Prep does not affect your ability to drive or use machines.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Klean-Prep
This medicinal product contains 125 mmol (2.9 g) sodium per sachet of treatment. To be taken into consideration by patients on a controlled sodium diet.
This medicinal product contains 10mM of potassium per litre. To be taken into consideration by patients with reduced kidney function or patients on a controlled potassium diet.
Klean-Prep contains aspartame, which is a source of phenylalanine, this may be harmful to people with phenylketonuria (a genetic disorder affecting metabolism).
3. HOW TO TAKE KLEAN-PREP
Always take Klean-Prep exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
If you have a morning appointment at the hospital
If you have an afternoon appointment,
To take Klean-prep:
1. Empty the contents of one sachet of Klean-Prep into 1 litre (1 ¾ pints) of water.
2. Stir until the solution is clear.
3. Drink 1 glassful (¼ litre or ½ pint) of Klean-Prep about every fifteen minutes until you have drunk it all.
4. Make up and take the next sachets in the same way. You should be starting to have watery bowel movements so stay near a toilet. If after three sachets you are passing only clear liquid, there is no need to take the final sachet.
What else do I need to know?
You should start opening your bowels 1 to 2 hours after starting to take Klean-Prep. If you have not had a bowel movement after taking 2 sachets, wait until you go to the toilet before you continue with Klean-Prep. If you have slept the night and still not have had any bowel movements, contact the hospital for advice.
If you take more Klean-Prep than you should, drink lots of liquids especially fruit juices.
If you forget to take Klean-Prep, take the next dose as soon as you remember. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Klean-Prep can have side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following side effects have sometimes been seen but it is not known how often they occur because the frequency cannot be estimated form the available data:
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via Yellow Card Scheme Website: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE KLEAN-PREP
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Store Klean-Prep sachets in a dry place. Do not store above 25°C.
After you have dissolved Klean-Prep in the water, the solution may be stored in the fridge (2°C -8°C). Do not keep it for more than 24 hours.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated, after “EXP” on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Klean-Prep contains
The active substances are Macrogol 3350, Sodium Sulphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Chloride and Potassium Chloride. Each sachet contains:
Macrogol 3350 59.0g
Sodium Sulfate 5.685g
Sodium Bicarbonate 1.685g
Sodium Chloride 1.465g
Potassium Chloride 0.743g
The other ingredients are aspartame and vanilla flavour.
What Klean-Prep looks like and contents of the pack
Each sachet contains 69g Klean-Prep and 4 sachets come in one box.
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The leaflet was last revised in August 2020
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