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TriLyte Warnings and Precautions

Before starting TriLyte, tell your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you have, such as inflammatory bowel disease, gastric retention, or any allergies. This laxative isn't right for everyone; understanding the warnings and precautions with TriLyte will go a long way in ensuring a safe and effective preparation for your colonoscopy. Certain people should avoid TriLyte, such as those who have an intestinal blockage.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking TriLyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) if you have:
  • Difficulty swallowing or frequent vomiting
  • A hole in the bowel (bowel perforation)
  • Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and abdominal swelling (distention), which may be signs of a bowel obstruction
  • Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Other bowel problems, including ulcerative colitis, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, and ileus
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

TriLyte Medication Information

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