This medication is a laxative. It is used to clear the intestine before rectal or bowel examinations. Notes
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.
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.
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.
If you forget to take this when directed or remember too late to finish it, call your doctor for instructions.
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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