At this time, a generic version of NuLYTELY is available in one strength and form -- Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution. The U.S. FDA has given this generic medication an "AA" rating, which means it is considered equivalent to brand-name NuLYTELY. However, the generic may include different inactive ingredients than the brand-name drug, which may cause problems for some people.
NuLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a prescription medication licensed to empty the bowel before a colonoscopy in adults and children at least six months of age.
NuLYTELY is made by Braintree Laboratories, Inc. The patents for this medication have expired, and it is available as a generic.
Generic NuLYTELY is available in one strength and form -- Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution. The product is available in disposable jugs that contain 420 grams of polyethylene glycol 3350 and electrolytes in powder form for reconstitution. Some products come with flavor packets.
Generic NuLYTELY is made by various manufacturers, including:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals
- Paddock Laboratories, Inc.
- Novel Laboratories, Inc.
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns each generic a rating. An "AA" rating means that the FDA has determined that a product is not likely to have any bioequivalence problems.
All of the generic NuLYTELY versions currently available have an "AA" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to NuLYTELY.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.