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Colyte® with flavor packs
(peg-3350 & electrolytes) for Oral Solution

For Gastrointestinal Lavage

DRUG DESCRIPTION

colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) is a colon lavage preparation provided as watersoluble components for solution. In solution this preparation with one flavor pack added delivers the following, in grams per liter.

Polyethylene glycol 3350 60
Sodium chloride 1.46
Potassium chloride 0.745
Sodium bicarbonate 1.68
Sodium sulfate 5.68
Flavor ingredients 0.805

When dissolved in sufficient water to make 4 liters, the final solution contains 125 mEq/L sodium, 10 mEq/L potassium, 20 mEq/L bicarbonate, 80 mEq/L sulfate, 35 mEq/L chloride and 18 mEq/L polyethylene glycol 3350. The reconstituted solution is isosmotic and has a mildly salty taste. This preparation can be used without the flavor packs and is administered orally or via nasogastric tube.

Each orange flavor pack (3.22 g) contains hypromellose, natural and artificial orange powder, saccharin sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide. Each citrus berry flavor pack (3.22 g) contains hypromellose, artificial citrus berry powder, saccharin sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide. Each lemon lime flavor pack (3.22 g) contains, hypromellose, natural and artificial lemon lime powder, Prosweet® Powder Natural, saccharin sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide. Each cherry flavor pack (3.22 g) contains hypromellose, artificial cherry powder, saccharin sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide. Each pineapple flavor pack (3.22 g) contains hypromellose, artificial pineapple flavor powder, Magna Sweet™, saccharin sodium, colloidal silicon dioxide.

What are the possible side effects of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • severe stomach pain or bloating;
  • no bowel movement within 2 hours after use; or
  • gagging, choking, or vomiting.

If you have any of these side effects, you may need to drink the medication more slowly, or stop using it for a short time.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • mild...

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What are the precautions when taking peg electrolytes solution (CoLyte)?

Before taking electrolyte with PEG, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: certain stomach/intestinal problems (such as toxic colitis, obstruction).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe ulcers/swelling of the colon (ulcerative colitis), trouble swallowing (such as poor gag reflex, aspiration), history of vomiting easily/often.

Special caution should be taken...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 5/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.