GaviLyte-C

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP Last updated on RxList: 4/28/2022
GaviLyte-C Side Effects Center

What Is GaviLyte-C?

GaviLyte-C (PEG-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride) with flavor pack is a combination of an osmotic laxative and electrolytes indicated for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy or barium enema X-ray examination. GaviLyte-C is the generic of CoLyte.

What Are Side Effects of GaviLyte-C?

Common side effects of GaviLyte-C include:

  • nausea,
  • abdominal fullness,
  • bloating,
  • abdominal cramps,
  • vomiting, and
  • anal irritation.

Dosage for GaviLyte-C

The recommended oral adult dose of GaviLyte-C is 240 mL (8 fl. Oz.) every 10 minutes. Patients should fast at least 3 hours prior to administration.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with GaviLyte-C?

GaviLyte-C may interact with oral medication administered within one hour of the start of administration of GaviLyte-C solution, antacids, medicines for blood pressure or heart problems, medicines for kidney problems, medicines for depression, water pills (diuretics), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), or laxatives. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

GaviLyte-C During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before using GaviLyte-C; it is unknown if it will affect a fetus. It is unknown if GaviLyte-C passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our GaviLyte-C (PEG-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride) with flavor pack Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea, abdominal fullness and bloating are the most common adverse reactions, occurring in up to 50% of patients. Abdominal cramps, vomiting and anal irritation occur less frequently. These adverse reactions are transient. Isolated cases of urticaria, rhinorrhea, dermatitis and rarely anaphylaxis, angioedema, tongue edema, and face edema have been reported, which may represent allergic reactions.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for GaviLyte-C (PEG-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride and potassium chloride)

© GaviLyte-C Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and GaviLyte-C Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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