TriLyte Side Effects
It's possible that you will develop side effects while taking TriLyte, such as nausea, anal irritation, or stomach bloating. However, such problems are typically mild and usually last only a short amount of time. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop more serious side effects with this laxative, such as excessive abdominal pain, vomiting bright red blood, or signs of an allergic reaction.
Just like any medicine, TriLyte® (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 TriLyte. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of TriLyteFor 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 TriLyte, includes only vague side effect information, with no exact percentages. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common adverse reactions to such medications may be.
The most common TriLyte side effects, occurring in up to 50 percent of people, include:
- A feeling of abdominal fullness (stomach fullness)
- Stomach bloating.
Other common reactions, occurring in less than 50 percent of people, may include:
- Stomach cramping
- Anal irritation.
These problems usually only last for a short time, and may feel more intense before the first bowel movement.