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Polyethylene Glycol and Bisacodyl Information

If you have an upcoming colonoscopy, your healthcare provider may prescribe polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl (HalfLytely® and Bisacodyl). This laxative helps empty the bowels so that a healthcare provider can clearly see any potential problems within the colon. It works by drawing water into the colon, softening the stool, and causing frequent, watery bowel movements.
 
Before taking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl, make sure to review the safety information on this drug, as it may not be suitable for some people. For example, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain allergies, kidney problems, or a bowel obstruction.
 
Although many people do not have any problems while taking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl, side effects can occur and may include nausea, vomiting, and abdominal (stomach) cramping. In general, negative reactions tend to be mild and easily treated.
 
(Click Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Bisacodyl for more information on this drug. This article covers how this laxative works, discusses general dosing guidelines, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
 

Polyethylene Glycol and Bisacodyl Information

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