Colyte Drug Information
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PEG (polyethylene glycol) with electrolyte is used to clean out the intestines before certain bowel exam procedures such as colonoscopy or barium enema X-rays. It is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. This effect results in watery bowel movements. Clearing stool from the intestines helps your doctor to better examine the intestines during your procedure.
How to Use Colyte
Some brands of Colyte come with a Medication Guide. If available, read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Colyte. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Follow any special diet instructions provided by your doctor. Do not eat solid food, usually starting on the day before your procedure until after your procedure. Colyte must be mixed with water as directed before use. Carefully read and follow all directions to mix Colyte. After mixing, place the container in the refrigerator. Chilling the mixed liquid will improve its taste. Colyte may cause certain liquid thickeners (starch-based products) to not work well, which may increase the risk of choking. If you are using liquid thickeners with Colyte, talk to your pharmacist to select a liquid thickener which will not interact with Colyte. The Dosage of Colyte is based on your medical condition, procedure, and response to treatment. Drink the mixture by mouth as directed by your doctor. It is best to drink the mixed liquid quickly instead of sipping slowly. The mixture may also be given through a nose-to-stomach (nasogastric) tube. Follow the specific directions given by your doctor for when and how much to drink. Be sure to finish drinking the amount directed by your doctor. Watery bowel movements usually begin within 1 hour after you start to drink the mixed liquid. Drink plenty of clear liquids as directed by your doctor to prevent losing too much body water (become dehydrated). Avoid taking other medications by mouth within 1 hour before you start taking Colyte. Doing so may make the other medication work less well. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure when to take your other medications.
Before taking electrolyte with PEG, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Colyte may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Colyte, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,certain stomach/intestinal problems (such as toxic colitis, obstruction, ulcerative colitis), trouble swallowing (such as poor gag reflex, aspiration), history of vomiting easily/often, heart problems (such as heart failure, irregular heartbeat, QT prolongation in the EKG), kidney problems, seizure disorder, mineral imbalances (such as low level of sodium in the blood). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). Children may be more sensitive to the side effects of Colyte, especially dehydration. Room temperature solution is better for infants. Children younger than 2 years may be more likely to develop low blood sugar from not eating. Get medical help right away if you notice symptoms of low blood sugar in your child, such as shakiness, unusual sleepiness, abnormal/prolonged crying. During pregnancy, Colyte should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown whether Colyte passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
See also How to Use section. Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Colyte Side Effects
What are Colyte side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Colyte may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Colyte as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Colyte
The side effects of Colyte may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Colyte. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Colyte may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Colyte, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Colyte.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Colyte, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Colyte and the side effects associated with Colyte are described in the following:
Common Colyte Side Effects
- rectal irritation
- abdominal distension
- upper abdominal pain
- sleep disorder
- acute abdominal pain
- abdominal pain with cramps
Less Frequent Colyte Side Effects
- headache disorder
Rare or Very Rare Colyte Side Effects
- ischemic colitis
- seizure disorder
- skin rash
- facial edema
- cardiac arrhythmia
- kidney disease with reduction in GFR
- ulceration of colon
- atrial fibrillation
- peripheral edema
- acute pulmonary edema
- esophageal perforation
- upper GI bleed
- throat constriction
- tongue swelling
- lip swelling
- skin inflammation
- pruritus of skin
- chest tightness
- fluid volume disorder
Store the unmixed powder at room temperature away from light and moisture. Do not store in the bathroom. After mixing the solution, store it in the refrigerator and use within 48 hours. Discard any unused mixture. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Different products may have different storage needs. Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist. If your doctor has prescribed Colyte for constipation, keep the mixed solution in the refrigerator. Do not keep mixed solution longer than 30 days. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Colyte when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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