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Can You Drink Fluids After HalfLytely Bowel Prep Kit?

If you are going to be using HalfLytely® and Bisacodyl (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl) to empty your bowels before a colonoscopy, you may have several questions about using this laxative. For instance, you may be wondering if you can drink fluids after using the HalfLytely Bowel prep kit.
It is very important to stay hydrated while using HalfLytely and Bisacodyl, so you should drink plenty of clear fluids before, during, and after using this medication. Dehydration may increase your risk for serious side effects, such as seizures, kidney problems, and hearth rhythm problems. If you develop severe vomiting, or signs of dehydration, contact your healthcare provider.
Signs of dehydration may include:
  • Thirst
  • Less frequent urination
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness.
(For a more in-depth look at using this laxative, click HalfLytely and Bisacodyl Uses. This article takes a closer look at how this laxative works and whether it is safe for use in children.)
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