Colyte PEG 3350
Your healthcare provider may recommend drinking colyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) before your colonoscopy or barium enema x-ray exam. As an osmotic laxative, this product draws large amounts of water into the colon, which allows them to be flushed out in preparation for your procedure.
colyte contains the following ingredients.
- Polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG-3350)
- Sodium chloride
- Potassium chloride
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Sodium sulfate.
The medication comes in both brand-name and generic form. Generic colyte is available in one strength and form: Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution.
(Click Colyte for more details on PEG-3350, the laxative ingredient contained in the medication. This article also sheds some light on topics such as dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and generic availability.)