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Peg 3350/electrolyte
Electrolyte/peg-Oral


Peg 3350/electrolyte is a laxative. It is used to clear the intestine before rectal or bowel examinations.

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Colyte, Colyte Flavored, Golytely
 
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peg 3350/electrolyte
Colyte, Colyte Flavored, Golytely

Uses
Peg 3350/electrolyte is a laxative. It is used to clear the intestine before rectal or bowel examinations.


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


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

How To Use
  • Peg 3350/electrolyte 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.
  • Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking Peg 3350/electrolyte.
  • 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 any of these effect persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
  • Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: persistent or severe nausea and vomiting, vomiting of blood, slowed heartbeat, muscle weakness.
  • 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, trouble breathing.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: bowel/intestinal disease, throat (esophagus) disease, heart disease (e.g., abnormal heart rhythms, congestive heart failure), swallowing problems (e.g., history of aspiration), electrolyte imbalances (e.g., hyperkalemia), history of alcohol use, any allergies.
  • Caution is advised when prescribing or using Peg 3350/electrolyte in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to Peg 3350/electrolyte s side effects.
  • 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, 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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