GLYCOLAX

09 Sep 2019

Generic Name : POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL

 

ABSTRACT –

Glycolax is used to treat the problem of chronic constipation which is why it is also known as osmotic-type laxative. It works in the body by softening the stool to increase the bowel movements. Further, it helps in increasing the level of water in the intestinal tract.

DOSAGE –

  • GlycoLax has to be taken as directed by the doctors.
  • Adult and pediatric dosages:
    Oral powder- 17 gm dissolved in 4 to 8 ounces of beverage
    Mix the powdered dose with hot, cold or room temperature beverages.

SIDE EFFECTS –

  • Severe diarrhea
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Blood in stools
  • Severe stomach pain
  • Bloating
  • Dizziness
  • Increased sweating

DRUG INTERACTIONS –

MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –

  • Azithromycin
  • Ivosidenib
  • Ketoconazole
  • Lactulose
  • Norfloxacin
  • Ofloxacin
  • Grepafloxacin
  • Quinine
  • Ranolazine
  • Triptorelin
  • Urea
  • Ziprasidone
  • Valbenazine
  • Ribociclib
  • Halofantrine
  • Haloperidol
  • Crizotinib
  • Dasatinib
  • Bedaquiline

GlycoLax has moderate interactions with 185 different drugs.

PRECAUTIONS –

  • This drug contains inactive ingredients which may result in allergic reactions. So a pharmacist must be consulted before consuming it.
  • Avoid taking the medication if you have any eating disorders like anorexia or bulimia.
  • It is necessary to discuss any medical history related to nausea, ulcerative colitis, vomiting, severe stomach ache, kidney problem or irritable bowel syndrome.

PREGNANCY AND LACTATION WITH GLYBURIDE:

  • Use of GlycoLax in pregnancy may be acceptable only if the benefits exceed the risks involved.
  • Studies in animal pregnancy have shown adverse effects on fetus. But no adequate studies have been found in humans to access the damage involved.
  • It is not known if GlycoLax transfers into breast milk. Preferable precautions must be taken during breast feeding

WARNINGS –

  • Use of the drug is not recommended if a person have bowel obstruction or any kind of intestinal blockage since it may lead to life threatening side effects.
  • Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

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