Although it sounds like a brand-name product, TriLyte is actually a generic version of another medication called NuLYTELY. Other generic versions of NuLYTELY are also available. As with all generic medications, TriLyte and the other generic versions have undergone tests comparing them to the brand-name drug. All of the generic versions have an "AA" rating, which means they are considered as effective as NuLYTELY.
TriLyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a prescription medication used to empty the bowel before a colonoscopy in adults and children at least six months of age.
TriLyte is made by Schwarz Pharma for Alaven Pharmaceutical, LLC. It is a "branded generic" medication, which means it is a generic version of an off-patent product but has a name that sounds like a brand name. TriLyte is a generic version of NuLYTELY®. Other generic versions of NuLYTELY are also available.
Other generic NuLYTELY versions are made by various manufacturers, including Mylan Pharmaceuticals and Novel Laboratories, Inc.
Other generic versions of NuLYTELY are often simply called polyethylene glycol (PEG) electrolyte solution. However, you may see them referred to as other names, including:
- PEG-3350 electrolyte solution
- Polyethylene glycol, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution with flavor pack
- PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, and potassium chloride for oral solution with flavor packs.
Generic NuLYTELY is available in one strength and form: Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution. Just like NuLYTELY and TriLyte, these medications come in disposable jugs that contain 420 grams of polyethylene glycol 3350 and electrolytes in powder form, which is mixed with water just before using.