TriLyte Medication Information
TriLyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a prescription laxative commonly given to people who are going to have a colonoscopy. It is used to help cleanse the bowels for more accurate test results. This product comes in the form of a powder that is dissolved in water and drunk in eight-ounce portions. It is typically started the afternoon or evening before the scheduled procedure and usually takes about four hours to completely empty the bowels.
TriLyte is not for everyone, so make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medications (including nonprescription drugs) and any medical conditions you may have. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- A feeling of abdominal (stomach) fullness
Most people are able to use this product without any problems. In most cases, side effects do not last long and are easy to treat.
(For more information, click TriLyte. This article goes into more depth about this medication, including how it works, what to expect during treatment, and how to prepare the solution correctly.)