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Drug Interactions With Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution

Drug Interactions With Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
ACE Inhibitors
Taking an ACE inhibitor with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution may increase your risk for electrolyte problems, which could cause 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 gastrointestinal procedure if you take an ACE inhibitor.
 
ARBs
Taking an ARB with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution may increase your risk for electrolyte problems, which could cause 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 gastrointestinal procedure if you take an ARB.
 
Antacids
Antacids may interact with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution and bisacodyl (HalfLytely® and Bisacodyl). This is because taking an antacid with bisacodyl can make bisacodyl less effective. It could also cause abdominal (stomach) pain and cramping. Avoid antacid use within one hour of taking bisacodyl to avoid this interaction. If your polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution product does not include bisacodyl, you may ignore this interaction.
 
Diuretics
Taking diuretics with polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution may increase your risk for electrolyte problems, which could lead to 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 gastrointestinal procedure if you take a diuretic.

Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution Information

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