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Colyte Adverse Reactions

colyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a prescription medication approved for bowel cleansing before a colonoscopy or barium enema x-ray examination. It empties the bowel by causing watery bowel movements.
Most of the time, colyte is well tolerated. Any adverse reactions that occur with colyte tend to be temporary, mild, and easy to treat.
In clinical trials, some of the most commonly reported side effects included:
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) fullness
  • Stomach bloating
  • Stomach cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Anal irritation.
(Click Colyte Side Effects to learn about other adverse reactions that may occur. This article also explains why only vague side effect information is available on drugs such as colyte.)
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