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(sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) Oral Solution


CLENPIQ (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide, and anhydrous citric acid) oral solution is a stimulant and osmotic laxative that is provided as a cranberry-flavored, colorless to slightly yellow, clear oral solution, and is supplied as two bottles in each carton.

Each bottle of CLENPIQ contains 10 mg sodium picosulfate, USP; 3.5 g magnesium oxide, USP; and 12 g anhydrous citric acid, USP. The product also contains the following inactive ingredients: acesulfame potassium, cranberry flavor, disodium edetate, malic acid, sodium benzoate, sodium hydroxide, sodium metabisulfite, sucralose, and water. The cranberry flavor contains glyceryl triacetate (triacetin), maltodextrin and sodium octenyl succinated starch.

The following is a description of the three active ingredients contained in CLENPIQ: Sodium picosulfate is a stimulant laxative.

Sodium Picosulfate

  • Chemical name: 4,4´-(2-pyridylmethylene) diphenyl bis(hydrogen sulfate) disodium salt, monohydrate
  • Chemical formula: C18H13NNa2O8S2•H2O
  • Molecular weight: 499.4
  • Structural formula:

Sodium picosulfate - Structural Formula Illustration

Sodium picosulfate

Magnesium citrate, which is formed in solution by the combination of magnesium oxide and anhydrous citric acid, is an osmotic laxative.

Magnesium Oxide

  • Chemical name: Magnesium oxide
  • Chemical formula: Mg O
  • Molecular weight: 40.3
  • Structural formula: Mg O

Anhydrous Citric Acid

  • Chemical name: 2-hydroxypropane-1,2,3-tricarboxylic acid
  • Chemical formula: C6H8O7
  • Molecular weight: 192.1
  • Structural formula:

Anhydrous Citric Acid - Structural Formula Illustration

Anhydrous citric acid