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PEG-3350 with Electolytes Side Effects

Generic Name: polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes

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 PEG-3350 with Electolytes.

For the Consumer

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

Other dosage forms:

Along with its needed effects, polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes (the active ingredient contained in PEG-3350 with Electolytes) 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:

More common
  • Full or bloated feeling
  • pain in the upper stomach
  • pressure in the stomach
  • stomach pain
  • swelling of abdominal or stomach area
  • vomiting
Rare
  • Coma
  • confusion
  • convulsions
  • decreased urine output
  • dizziness
  • dry mouth
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • headache
  • increased thirst
  • loss of appetite
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, fingertips, lips, or mouth
  • shortness of breath
  • swelling of the face, ankles, or hands
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

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
  • Burning, itching, or pain around the anus
  • difficulty with sleeping
  • feeling unusually cold
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness
  • hunger
  • nausea
  • shivering
  • thirst
Less common
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • belching
  • heartburn
  • indigestion
  • stomach discomfort or upset

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.[Ref]

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[Ref]

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Hunger (70.8%)
Common (1% to 10%): Hypokalemia, hyperphosphatemia
Frequency not reported: Electrolyte disturbances, hyperkalemia[Ref]

Other

Very common (10% or more): Rigors (33.7%), malaise (26.6%)
Frequency not reported: Peripheral edema[Ref]

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (18.1%)
Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]

Psychiatric

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

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic reaction
Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, rash, angioedema, urticaria, lip and facial swelling, dyspnea, chest tightness, throat tightness)[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Asystole[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Urticaria, dermatitis[Ref]

Respiratory

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

References

1. "Product Information. MoviPrep (polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes)." Physicians Total Care, Tulsa, OK.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

Some side effects of PEG-3350 with Electolytes may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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