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PEG-3350 with electrolytes

Generic Name: Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution [pall-ee-ETH-il-een-GLYE-kol-ee-LEK-troe-lyte]
Names of Brands: GaviLyte-C with Lemon Flavor Pack GaviLyte-G with Lemon Flavor Pack GaviLyte-N with Flavor Packs GAVILYTE, MoviPrep,… Show the 22 brand names.
Drug Class: laxatives

What is PEG-3350 with electrolytes?

PEG-3350 with electrolytes is a solution for laxatives that encourages bowel movements. The medication also contains minerals to replenish electrolytes absorbed from the body's stools.PEG-3350, which contains electrolytes, can be used to cleanse the bowel prior to colonoscopy, barium x-rays, or any other procedures for the intestine.PEG-3350 and electrolytes can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of PEG-3350 with electrolytes

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face,

PEG-3350 with electrolytes could cause serious adverse side effects. See your doctor right away in the event of:

  • No bowel movements within 2 hours following the use;
  • Vomiting;
  • Dizziness, feeling like you might pass out;
  • Very little or no urine;
  • A seizure;
  • Symptoms of an imbalance in electrolytes: increased thirst or urination, dry or uncomfortable mouth, and confusion. constipation, muscle pain or leg cramps, weakness, irregular heartbeats, and the sensation of tingling.

You might have to drink the liquid at a slower rate or stop drinking it for a brief period in case you experience some adverse effects. Consult your doctor to get instructions if you suffer from:

  • Gagging, choking, severe stomach pain, or bloating;
  • Nausea nausea, vomiting, headache, problems drinking liquids, very little or no urine,
  • Fever Acute or sudden stomach pain, extreme diarrhea, bleeding from the rectal area, or bright red stool motions

Common negative effects of PEG-3350 containing electrolytes can include:

  • Vomiting, stomach pain, indigestion, bloating;
  • Discomfort or pain in the rectal area;
  • Hunger, thirst, and slight nausea
  • Sleep problems: trouble sleeping
  • Dizziness, chills.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and other effects may also be present. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

MiraLAX, Erythromycin, Lactulose, Bisacodyl, Senna, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, and Dulcolax


Avoid using PEG-3350 along with Electrolytes in case you suffer from a perforated bowel, obstruction of the bowel, severe constipation, colitis, or toxic megacolon. PEG-3350 and electrolytes may result in life-threatening or potentially dangerous adverse effects for people suffering from the conditions mentioned above.

Before you take this drug

This medicine is for you if you're allergic to polyethylene glycol or any other electrolyte solution (such as Pedialyte or Gatorade) or if you suffer from

  • A perforated bowel
  • An obstruction of the bowel or a severe constipation
  • Megacolon toxic or colitis

PEG-3350 containing electrolytes could cause life-threatening or potentially dangerous adverse effects for people suffering from the conditions.

Patients suffering from issues with eating (such as anorexia or bulimia) shouldn't use this medication without the guidance of a physician.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Heart issues, heart problems, or heart attacks;
  • An electrolyte imbalance (such as low concentrations of sodium or potassium within your blood);
  • Kidney disease;
  • A seizure;
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcerative colitis, or any other bowel or stomach disorder
  • Difficulties swallowing; trouble swallowing; aspiration (accidentally inhaling the food or drink);
  • An addiction to alcohol or drugs.

Consult your physician if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

The medicine could contain phenylalanine. Discuss with your doctor prior to taking this medication if you suffer from the condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU).

How to take PEG-3350 with electrolytes?

Follow the instructions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.

Polyethylene glycol electrolyte should be mixed to create a solution prior to use. Don't mix in any flavorings like honey, sugar, artificial sweetener, juices of fruit, or other drinks.Shake the mixture thoroughly just before you take a dosage. Drink PEG-3350 along with electrolytes in the exact amount according to the exact timings as prescribed by your physician.This medication comes with directions on when and what you should take or drink on your initial day. Each brand might have its own instructions.

Do not consume PEG-3350 with electrolytes in less than one hour since your last food that was solid. To get the best results, you should consume the medication 2 to 4 hours after the time you last had a meal.The first stool with water will begin to appear within one hour after drinking PEG-3350 and electrolytes. Continue taking the medication until you've finished all dosages prescribed by your physician.

Consume lots of clear liquids (water, broth tea, black coffee, clear soda) prior to, during, and after taking this medication. Beware of foods and drinks that contain pulp or have a purple or red color. You may also take popsicles (not fruit bars or fudge bars) or gelatin that is not flavored with the fruit or any toppings.Don't eat, drink, or ingest any food for 2 hours prior to your colonoscopy or any other tests for medical purposes.The unmixed powder should be stored at ambient temperature, far from heat and moisture.The mixed solution should be stored in a refrigerator, upright.

Get rid of any PEG-3350 that contains electrolytes that you haven't used within the first 24 to 48 hours from the time of mixing (follow the directions specific to your type of medicine).

What happens If I miss a dose?

Speak to your doctor. If you are unable to consume all the medication that was prescribed to you. The test or procedure you are having may require a rescheduling when your bowels aren't completely cleaned.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Do not take any other medication, vitamins, or mineral supplements within one hour prior to drinking PEG-3350 electrolytes. The cleansing of your bowels could make it more difficult for the body's system to absorb any other oral medications.

Do not take other laxatives when using PEG-3350 electrolytes unless your doctor has instructed you to.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor your other medications, including:

  • Heart or blood pressure medication;
  • Diuretic or "water pill";
  • Medication to cure the symptoms of anxiety, depression, or mental illness;
  • Medicines to treat kidney disorders as well as low sodium levels (hyponatremia);
  • Seizure medication;
  • These are NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs): aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib, diclofenac, indomethacin, meloxicam, and many others.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interfere with electrolytes. These include medications that are prescribed and available over the counter, such as vitamins and herbs. The interactions of all drugs are included in this article.