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USES: This medication is a laxative. It is used to clear the intestine before rectal or bowel examinations.

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This medication is a laxative. It is used to clear the intestine before rectal or bowel examinations.
  • This medication causes diarrhea within 30 minutes to one hour.
  • Do not add any flavoring, ice or other ingredients to the solution.

  • Store solution in the refrigerator and use within 48 hours.


How To Use
  • This medication is taken by mouth or may be given through a nose tube if necessary.
  • The powder must be diluted using tap water as directed.
  • Shake well to dissolve the powder completely.
  • Drink one 8 ounce glassful of the solution every ten minutes until the total amount prescribed is taken.
  • Rapid drinking of each glassful is preferred to drinking small amounts continuously.
  • Do not take any oral medication within one hour of taking this or it may not be absorbed.
  • Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about rescheduling doses of other medications.
  • Be sure to follow any special dietary restrictions or instructions given based on the type and timing of the procedure being done.
  • Fasting is recommended for at least 3 to 4 hours before taking this.
  • No foods except clear liquids are usually permitted after taking this.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, bloating and stomach fullness are most common.
  • Stomach cramps, vomiting and rectal irritation may also occur.
  • These effects should be temporary.
  • If they continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this product, seek immediate medical attention.
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction include rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness or trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of bowel/intestinal disease or any allergies.
  • This product should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • This product may be excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
  • Children under 2 years of age may develop low blood sugar while using this product.
  • Symptoms include fast heartbeat, sweating and agitation or hunger.

Missed Dose
  • If you forget to take this when directed or remember too late to finish it, call your doctor for instructions.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of quinidine, azole antifungals (e.g., itraconazole, ketoconazole), amphetamines and adrenaline-like drugs such as pseudoephedrine.
  • Many cold-and-cold products contain decongestants such as pseudoephedrine.
  • Check labels carefully and consult your pharmacist for more details.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Colyte
Overall:3 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:4 out of 5
No dependency problems:4 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 26
Location: Canada
Time Taken: 1 days

Reason: Colonoscopy Date: 25 November 2010
Side Effects
Chills, bloating, fatigue, nausea, diarrhea. All of these symptoms made it nearly impossible to finish the liquid.

Additional Thoughts
Disgusting, horrible, wretched drink! Blehh...I made the mistake of drinking lots of fluids throughout the day since I had to fast. Big mistake. It made drinking the 4L so much more difficult!! p.s. crystal light only makes it worse!

Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions3 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:5 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 57
Time Taken: 1 days

Reason: colonoscopy Date: 7 September 2009
Side Effects
The first quart or Colyte went down fine, except for the bloating. The other quarts that follow were almost like I felt sick and shaky and could not think of drinking anymore.

Additional Thoughts
pineapple flavor packet good.

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