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Colyte Side Effects

Although most people are able to use colyte without any problems, side effects are possible. For example, in clinical trials, up to 50 percent of people experienced nausea, stomach bloating, or a feeling of stomach fullness. Serious problems are also possible, though not as common. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop excessive cramps or are vomiting blood that is bright red.

An Introduction to Colyte Side Effects

Just like any medicine, colyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with colyte. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Common Side Effects of Colyte

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including colyte, includes only vague side effect information, with no exact percentages. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common adverse reactions with such medications may be.
 
The most common colyte side effects, occurring in up to 50 percent of people, include:
 
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal (stomach) fullness
  • Stomach bloating.
     
Other common reactions may include:
 
  • Stomach cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Anal irritation.
     
These problems are usually temporary, and may be more severe before the first bowel movement occurs.
 

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