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
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a new prescription for it. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Follow any special diet instructions provided by your doctor. Be sure to ask your doctor about acceptable foods/liquids you may eat or drink before the procedure; otherwise the exam may have to be repeated. Finish your evening meal at least 1 hour before starting this medication. After you start drinking this medication, do not eat any solid food until after your procedure is done. To prevent becoming dehydrated, drink plenty of clear liquids as directed by your doctor.
Before using this product, mix it as directed. Read and follow all directions provided by the manufacturer to mix this product. After mixing, you may place the container in the refrigerator until ready to drink. Chilling the mixed liquid may improve its taste.
This product 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 this product, talk to your pharmacist to select a liquid thickener which will not interact with this product.
Take this product by mouth without food or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your age and medical condition.
The night before your procedure, quickly drink one 8-ounce glass (240 milliliters) of the mixture every 15 minutes until you finish the first container (1 liter), or take as directed by your doctor. Drink the second liter of prepared solution either the night before your procedure (one-and-a-half hours after the first liter) or on the morning of your procedure as directed by your doctor. After drinking each liter of the prepared solution, you should drink additional amounts of water or other clear liquid as directed by your doctor or on the Instructions for Use leaflet.
It is best to drink the mixed liquid quickly instead of sipping slowly. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to mix or take this product or what to expect after taking this product.
Do not take any other medications by mouth within 1 hour of starting to drink the mixed liquid because your body may not absorb the other medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure when to take your other medications.
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