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Glycolax

Generic Name: polyethylene glycol 3350 (pol ee ETH il een GLYE kol)
Brand Name: ClearLax, GaviLAX, Gialax, GlycoLax, MiraLax, PEG3350, SunMark ClearLax
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Drug Information:
GlycoLax is a laxative solution that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movements. GlycoLax is used as a laxative to treat occasional constipation or irregular bowel movements. GlycoLax may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use GlycoLax if you have a bowel obstruction or intestinal blockage. If you have any of these conditions, you could have dangerous or life-threatening side effects from GlycoLax. Do not use GlycoLax more than once per day. Call your doctor if you are still constipated or irregular after using this medication for 7 days in a row. Learn more

Glycolax Side Effects

GlycoLax Side Effects

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

For the Consumer

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

Warning

You should not use this medicine if you have a bowel obstruction or intestinal blockage. If you have any of these conditions, you could have dangerous or life-threatening side effects from polyethylene glycol 3350.

Do not use polyethylene glycol 3350 more than once per day. Call your doctor if you are still constipated or irregular after using this medication for 7 days in a row.

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

Stop taking this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • severe or bloody diarrhea;

  • rectal bleeding;

  • blood in your stools; or

  • severe and worsening stomach pain.

Common side effects may include:

  • bloating, gas, upset stomach;

  • dizziness; or

  • increased sweating.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For Healthcare Professionals

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

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Abdominal distension and pain, borborygmi, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloating, flatulence, abdominal cramping, perianal inflammation and soreness

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction

Editorial References and Review

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

Source: Drugs.com Glycolax (www.drugs.com/mtm/glycolax.html).