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What is the most significant information I must know about polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
You must not use this medicine if you have a perforated bowel, a bowel obstruction or severe constipation, or colitis or toxic megacolon. If you have any these conditions, you could have dangerous or life-threatening side effects from polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution.
What is polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is a laxative solution that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movements. This medicine also contains potassium, sodium, and another minerals to replace electrolytes that are passed from the body in the stool.
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is used to clean the bowel till colonoscopy, a barium x-ray, or another intestinal procedures.
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution may also be used for purposes not listed in this medicine guide.
What must I discuss with my health care provider till taking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to polyethylene glycol or any another electrolyte solutions (such as Pedialyte or Gatorade), or if you have:
· a perforated bowel;
· a bowel obstruction or severe constipation; or
· colitis or toxic megacolon.
If you have any these conditions, you could have dangerous or life-threatening side effects from polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution.
People with eating disorders (such as anorexia or bulimia) must not use this medicine without the advice of a doctor.
To create certain this medicine is safety for you, speak your doctor if you have:
· nausea or vomiting;
· trouble swallowing; or
· a history of bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, ulcerative colitis, or another chronic bowel disease.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution will harm an unborn child. Speak your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing child. Speak your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
This medicine may contain phenylalanine. Conversation to your doctor till using if you have phenylketonuria (PKU).
How must I take polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medication in larger or less amounts or for longer than recommended.
Do not take polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution if it has been smaller than 2 hours since you recent eat solid food. For excellent results, take the medication 3 to 4 hours after you recent ate.
Do not add any flavorings to this medication, such as sugar, honey, artificial sweetener, fruit juices, or another beverages.
Chilling the medication in a refrigerator may create it taste better.
Shake the liquid well just till you measure a doze. Drink this medication in the exact portions at the exact time intervals predesigned by your doctor.
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution will manufacture watery diarrhea. Hold taking the medication before your stool is watery and clear. In most cases, at least 3 liters of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is needed for the full effect.
The normal doze of the medicine is 8 ounces each 10 minutes. Drink every portion as quickly as possible, rather than sipping it slowly. The first watery stool must appear within 1 hour after you start drinking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution.
You may be instructed not to drink or ate anything till your medical test or procedure. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you must drink for at least 24 hours till and after your test or procedure.
Throw away any polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution you have not used within 48 hours after it was mixed.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Conversation to your doctor if you can't drink all of the medicine predesigned for you. Your test or procedure may need to be rescheduled if your bowel is not completely cleansed.
What happens if I overdose?
Search abnormal medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What must I avoid while taking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Avoid taking another medications, vitamins, or mineral supplements within 1 hour till drinking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution. Any medications you take just till a bowel cleansing will not be properly absorbed into your body.
Do not use another laxatives while using polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution unless your doctor has told you to.
What are the possible side effects of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Get abnormal medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your person, lips, tongue, or throat.
If you have any of these side effects, you may need to drink the medicine more slowly, or stop using it for a short time. Call your doctor for instructions if you have:
· severe stomach pain or bloating;
· no bowel movement within 2 hours after use; or
· gagging, choking, or vomiting.
General side effects may include:
· mild stomach cramps, gas, or bloating;
· rectal pain or irritation;
· nausea; or
· passing gas.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may message side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What another drugs will affect polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?
Another drugs may interact with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal commodity. Speak every of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medication you start or stop using.
can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution.
Remember, hold this and all another medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medicine only for the indication prescribed.
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