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Generic HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Availability

HalfLytely and Bisacodyl is a brand name of bisacodyl/polyethylene glycol 3350/potassium chloride/sodium bicarbonate/sodium chloride, approved by the FDA in the following formulation(s):

HALFLYTELY (bisacodyl; polyethylene glycol 3350; potassium chloride; sodium bicarbonate; sodium chloride - for solution, tablet, delayed release;oral)

  • Manufacturer: BRAINTREE
    Approval date: July 16, 2010
    Strength(s): 5MG,N/A;N/A,210GM;N/A,0.74GM;N/A,2.86GM;N/A,5.6GM

All of the above formulations have been discontinued.

Note: Fraudulent online pharmacies may attempt to sell an illegal generic version of HalfLytely and Bisacodyl. These medications may be counterfeit and potentially unsafe. If you purchase medications online, be sure you are buying from a reputable and valid online pharmacy. Ask your health care provider for advice if you are unsure about the online purchase of any medication.

See also: About generic drugs.

Related Patents

Patents are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office at any time during a drug's development and may include a wide range of claims.

  • Method of bowel cleansing
    Patent 7,291,324
    Issued: November 6, 2007
    Inventor(s): Dennett, Jr.; Edmund V. & Raleigh, Jr.; Robert M. & Cleveland; Mark V B. & Pelham; Russell W.
    Assignee(s): Braintree Laboratories Inc.
    Stimulant laxative in combination with an osmotic laxative produces safe and effective bowel and colon cleansing with a reduced volume of liquid input. Administering to a patient an oral stimulant laxative, such as bisacodyl, followed, after a biologically determined interval, by a reduced volume of a PEG in water solution cleanses the bowels and colon in preparation for diagnostic colonoscopy, without the profuse uncontrollable diarrhea that typically follows either ingestion of large volume isotonic ravages, or smaller volume hypertonic lavages.
    Patent expiration dates:
    • October 22, 2022

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