GlycoLax Side Effects

Generic Name: polyethylene glycol 3350

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

Not all side effects for GlycoLax may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350: powder packets for oral solution, powder for oral solution

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Cramps; diarrhea; excessive or frequent bowel movements; gas; nausea; stomach bloating.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking polyethylene glycol 3350 (the active ingredient contained in GlycoLax)

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350: oral powder for reconstitution

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, abdominal bloating, cramping, diarrhea and flatulence.

Diarrhea and excessive stool frequency has been reported following high doses. This occurrence has been particularly prevalent in elderly nursing home patients.

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