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If severe bloating or abdominal pain occurs, drink the mixture more slowly or temporarily stop drinking the mixture until the symptoms improve.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: vomit that is bloody or looks like coffee grounds, chest pain, fast/slow/irregular heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, seizures, sudden shortness of breath, unusual change in the amount of urine.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the MoviPrep (peg-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate, ascorbic acid) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects »
PRECAUTIONS: Before taking PEG with electrolyte, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: blocked intestines (gastrointestinal obstruction), hole in the intestines, severe infection in the intestines (such as toxic colitis, toxic megacolon).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: severe ulcers/swelling of the colon (ulcerative colitis), intestines that are not moving (ileus), problems with the normal urge to close the throat when the back of the mouth/throat is touched (poor gag reflex), history of vomiting easily/often, history of breathing food/other substances into the lungs, certain metabolic problem (G6PD deficiency), kidney problems, heart problems (such as irregular heartbeat).
Special caution should be taken if this medication is given to an unconscious or partly conscious person.
This medicine may contain aspartame. If you have phenylketonuria (PKU) or any other condition that requires you to restrict your intake of aspartame (or phenylalanine), consult your doctor or pharmacist about using this drug safely.
Caution is advised when using this drug in the elderly because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dehydration and loss of salts in the blood (such as potassium, sodium).
Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially dehydration and loss of salts in the blood (such as potassium, sodium).
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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