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Drug Interactions With Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Bisacodyl

Drug Interactions With Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Bisacodyl Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
ACE Inhibitors
ACE inhibitors may increase the risk for electrolyte problems with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl use, which could increase your risk for certain rare but serious side effects, such as seizures or heart rhythm problems. Your healthcare provider may suggest a blood test to measure your sodium and potassium levels before and after your colonoscopy if you take an ACE inhibitor.
 
ARBs
ARBs may increase the risk for electrolyte problems with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl use, which could increase your risk for certain rare but serious side effects, such as seizures or heart rhythm problems. Your healthcare provider may suggest a blood test to measure your sodium and potassium levels before and after your colonoscopy if you take an ARB.
 
Antacids
Taking an antacid with bisacodyl can make bisacodyl less effective and cause abdominal (stomach) pain and cramping. To avoid this interaction, do not take any antacid within one hour of taking bisacodyl.
 
Diuretics
Diuretics may increase the risk for electrolyte problems with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl use, which could increase your risk for certain rare but serious side effects, such as seizures or heart rhythm problems. Your healthcare provider may suggest a blood test to measure your sodium and potassium levels before and after your colonoscopy if you take a diuretic.
 
NSAIDs
NSAIDs may increase the risk for electrolyte problems with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl use, which could increase your risk for certain rare but serious side effects, such as seizures or heart rhythm problems. Your healthcare provider may suggest a blood test to measure your sodium and potassium levels before and after your colonoscopy if you take an NSAID.
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