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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) can be administered orally or by nasogastric tube. Patients should fast at least 3 hours prior to administration. A one hour waiting period after the appearance of clear liquid stool should be allowed prior to examination to complete bowel evacuation. No foods except clear liquids should be permitted prior to examination after colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) administration.
The recommended adult oral dose is 240 mL (8 fl. oz.) every 10 minutes (see PATIENT INFORMATION). Lavage is complete when fecal discharge is clear. Lavage is usually complete after the ingestion of 3 – 4 liters.
colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) is administered at a rate of 20 – 30 mL per minute (1.2 – 1.8 L/hour).
PREPARATION OF colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) SOLUTION
This preparation can be used with or without the flavor packs.
- To add flavor, tear open one flavor pack at the indicated marking and pour contents into the bottle BEFORE reconstitution. Discard unused flavor packs.
- SHAKE WELL to incorporate flavoring into the powder.
- Add tap water to FILL line. Replace cap tightly and mix or shake well until all ingredients have dissolved. (No other additional ingredients, e.g. flavorings, should be added to the solution.)
Note: If not using flavor packs, omit steps one and two, above.
colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) is supplied in 4 liter bottles with an attached package containing flavor packs. Each 4 liter bottle contains polyethylene glycol 3350 240 g, sodium chloride 5.84 g, potassium chloride 2.98 g, sodium bicarbonate 6.72 g, sodium sulfate (anhydrous) 22.72 g. This preparation is supplied in powdered form, for oral administration as a solution.
colyte® with flavor packs (peg electrolytes solution) 4 liter NDC 0091-7036-23
Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F); excursions permitted between 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F).
KEEP RECONSTITUTED SOLUTION REFRIGERATED. USE WITHIN 48 HOURS. DISCARD UNUSED PORTION.
Also available as:
colyte (peg electrolytes solution) ® 4 liter NDC 0091-4401-23
Instructions for Pharmacist:
Dispense bottle and all attached flavor packs to the patient.
Schwarz Pharma, Inc., Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA.
Last reviewed on RxList: 5/4/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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