Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution Side Effects
Please note - some side effects for Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
Side Effects by Body System - for Healthcare Professionals
Applies to: oral powder for reconstitution
Mallory-Weiss tears are quite rare. In one study it occurred in only 0.06% of over 3,000 patients.
Complete rectal prolapse was reported in a 71-year-old who had been given 4 L of PEG-ELS. The patient was observed for 2 days and had no recurrence of the prolapse.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, complaints of bad taste, anal irritation, and abdominal discomfort. A small percentage of patients who received PEG-ELS have reportedly experienced Mallory-Weiss tears of the esophagus and esophageal perforation. In addition, at least one case of rectal prolapse has been reported.
Cardiac arrhythmias, especially increased ventricular ectopy, have been associated with PEG-ELS use.
Cardiovascular side effects have included arrhythmias.
Hypersensitivity side effects have rarely included anaphylaxis. Rash, urticaria, lip and facial swelling, dyspnea, chest tightness, and throat tightness have been reported during postmarketing experience.
A 70-year-old male developed shortness of breath, wheezing, skin flushing, and lowered blood pressure after drinking a second glass of PEG-ELS.
Dermatologic side effects have rarely included urticaria.Top
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