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Drug Interactions With Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution

NSAIDs
Taking an NSAID 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 NSAID.
 
Oral Medications Taken Within One Hour of Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution
Any oral medication taken within one hour of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution could be flushed out of the gastrointestinal tract before being absorbed by the body. Therefore, avoid taking any oral medications, vitamins, or supplements within one hour of starting polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, and while you are using it. If you will miss one of your regular medication doses, talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist about when you should take the missed dose.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about specific interactions that may apply to you.
 
Also, keep in mind that certain medications should not be taken in the days before, or the morning of, a gastrointestinal procedure. Some medications may even need to be stopped a week prior to your procedure. Make sure to ask your healthcare provider about which medications you can continue taking and which ones you should avoid taking in the days leading up to your procedure.
 
Finally, it is a good idea to make sure that all of your healthcare providers have a complete list of any medications you are taking. Therefore, you should always tell your healthcare providers about all of the medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription drugs, vitamins, and supplements, even if you believe they will not react with other medications.

Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution Information

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