There is only one standard dosage for this medication. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Colyte Dosage for more information.)
Side Effects of ColyteJust like any medicine, colyte can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Common side effects of colyte may include but are not limited to:
- Abdominal (stomach) fullness
- Stomach bloating
- Stomach cramps
- Anal irritation.
(Click Colyte Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactionscolyte is likely to react with oral medications taken within one hour of beginning treatment (see Colyte Drug Interactions).
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Difficulty swallowing
- A hole in the bowel (bowel perforation)
- Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and abdominal swelling (distention), which may be signs of a bowel obstruction
- Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Other bowel problems, such as ulcerative colitis, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, and ileus
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Colyte and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Colyte and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Colyte Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)