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Important Information for Your Healthcare ProviderYou should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication 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
- An electrolyte imbalance (such as low blood sodium or potassium)
- Been on a low-salt diet
- Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
- Inflammatory bowel disease, or other bowel problems, such as ulcerative colitis, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, and ileus
- A genetic condition called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- Ever had hemolytic anemia
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution and Breastfeeding).