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Side Effects of Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution

Common Side Effects

Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution has been studied in clinical trials. In these studies, a group of people received polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution. All of the possible side effects that occurred were carefully recorded. As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred and how often they appeared.
For some polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution products, the prescribing information includes exact percentages of side effects that occurred in clinical trials. Other, older products contain only vague information on possible side effects, with no exact percentages listed. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the reactions may be.
Based on information from clinical trials, the most common polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution side effects include:
  • Abdominal distention (swelling of the stomach) or stomach bloating -- in up to 59.8 percent of people
  • Anal irritation -- up to 51.5 percent
  • Nausea -- up to 50 percent
  • A feeling of abdominal (stomach) fullness -- up to 50 percent
  • Thirst -- up to 47.3 percent
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain or cramping -- up to 39.1 percent
  • Sleep problems -- up to 34.9 percent
  • Shaking chills (rigors) -- up to 33.7 percent
  • Feeling hungry -- up to 30.2 percent
  • General feelings of discomfort -- up to 26.6 percent
  • Vomiting -- up to 7.8 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 6.5 percent
  • Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 2.8 percent
  • Headaches -- up to 1.8 percent.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any adverse reactions while using the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effects of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.

Polyethylene Glycol Electrolyte Solution Information

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