Bowel prep linked to adverse events

This article was updated on 26 October to include a statement from the Picoprep sponsor*

A Sydney endoscopy centre is reporting a spike in adverse reactions among patients using a proprietary bowel preparation.

Professor Tom Borody, medical director of the Centre for Digestive Diseases, said several patients have had severe adverse reactions to Picoprep, resulting in four hospitalisations in the past fortnight.

The hospitalised patients had extremely low sodium levels, a spokesperson for Professor Borody said, and two required treatment in the Royal