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Can Peg-3350 Cause Any Allergies?

i have 53 known drug allergies, and of course anything in the same family. In order to have a colonoscopy my doctor wants my to take PEG-3350/KCL/ sodium sol aff. Amongst the drugs that I can not take are PPI s and H2I s. Can you see anything that I need to concern myself with?
Wed, 29 Oct 2014
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Hi,

PEG (polyethylene glycol) with electrolyte is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. It is is used to clean out the intestines before certain bowel exam procedures such as colonoscopy. This effect results in watery bowel movements.

Usual side effects includes Nausea, bloating, or feelings of fullness in the stomach/abdomen are very common. Stomach/abdominal cramps, vomiting, and anal irritation occur less often. A very serious allergic reaction like blood in vomiting or diarrhea is rare and this drug can be taken safely without any reason to worry.

PEG 3350 with electrolytes and PPIs or H2Is do not show any interactions as per review of medical literature.
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Can Peg-3350 Cause Any Allergies?

Hi, PEG (polyethylene glycol) with electrolyte is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. It is is used to clean out the intestines before certain bowel exam procedures such as colonoscopy. This effect results in watery bowel movements. Usual side effects includes Nausea, bloating, or feelings of fullness in the stomach/abdomen are very common. Stomach/abdominal cramps, vomiting, and anal irritation occur less often. A very serious allergic reaction like blood in vomiting or diarrhea is rare and this drug can be taken safely without any reason to worry. PEG 3350 with electrolytes and PPIs or H2Is do not show any interactions as per review of medical literature.