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NuLYTELY Side Effects

It is possible that NuLYTELY side effects may occur, but they are generally mild and typically last only a short amount of time. Some of the most common reactions reported include nausea and a feeling of stomach fullness. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience vomiting of bright red blood, rectal bleeding, or difficulty breathing while taking this laxative.

An Introduction to NuLYTELY Side Effects

As with any medicine, NuLYTELY® (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 NuLYTELY. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of NuLYTELY

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 NuLYTELY, include only vague information on possible side effects, with no exact percentages. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the side effects of such medications may be.
The most common side effects of NuLYTELY, occurring in up to 50 percent of people, include:
  • Nausea
  • A feeling of abdominal (stomach) fullness
  • Abdominal (stomach) bloating.
Other common side effects may include:
  • Abdominal (stomach) cramping
  • Vomiting
  • Anal irritation.
In general, these side effects last for only a short period of time.

NuLYTELY Medication Information

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