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Gavilyte-g

Generic Name: Polyethylene Glycol-Electrolyte Solution Prep (pol i ETH i leen GLY kol ee LEK troe lite soe LOO shun)
Brand Name: Colyte, GaviLyte-C, GaviLyte-G, GaviLyte-N, GoLYTELY, ...show all 7 brand names.
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for GaviLyte-G. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects.

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This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with GaviLyte-G (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution prep). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take GaviLyte-G (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution prep) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Learn more

Gavilyte-g Side Effects

GaviLyte-G Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name GaviLyte-G.

For the Consumer

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes: oral powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes (the active ingredient contained in GaviLyte-G) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes:

Rare

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red skin
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash, hives or welts, or itching
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • chest pain
  • constipation
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • difficult or labored breathing (sudden)
  • difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • increased sweating
  • pale skin
  • severe stomach pain
  • swelling in the legs and ankles
  • tightness in the chest (sudden)
  • vomiting
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Some side effects of polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Abdominal or stomach fullness
  • bloating
  • nausea

Less common

  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • burning or itching around the anus

Rare

  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • runny nose
  • swelling

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes: oral kit, oral powder for reconstitution

General

The most common adverse events were abdominal distension, anal discomfort, thirst, nausea, and abdominal pain. Since diarrhea is considered part of the efficacy of this product, it was not defined as an adverse reaction.

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Abdominal distension (59.8%), anal discomfort (52%), nausea (47.3%), abdominal pain (39.1%), vomiting (12.8%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper abdominal pain, dyspepsia

Frequency not reported: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a Mallory-Weiss tear, esophageal perforation, borborygmi, flatulence

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Hunger (70.8%)

Common (1% to 10%): Hypokalemia, hyperphosphatemia

Frequency not reported: Electrolyte disturbances, hyperkalemia

Other

Very common (10% or more): Rigors (33.7%), malaise (26.6%)

Frequency not reported: Peripheral edema

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (18.1%)

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Sleep disorder (34.9%)

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic reaction

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, rash, angioedema, urticaria, lip and facial swelling, dyspnea, chest tightness, throat tightness)

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Asystole

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Urticaria, dermatitis

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Rhinorrhea, acute pulmonary edema, acute pulmonary edema after aspirating the PEG-based preparation

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Gavilyte-g (www.drugs.com/cdi/gavilyte-g.html).