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Dr. Patricia Raymond
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Polyethylene Glycol (Definition)

Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. ...Read more


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Colyte (polyethylene glycol) causes nausea for me. What are other options for bowel prep?

Colyte (polyethylene glycol) causes nausea for me. What are other options for bowel prep?

So many!: Suprep (1 liter), half-lytely (2 liters), MoviPrep (3 liters), MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) prep (with gatorade), magnesium citrate, & phosphosoda based preps (some tablets). Be aware that most GI doctors shy away from the phosphate-preps based on literature & published warnings regarding kidney & heart effects from these products. Your GI doctor can of course tailor preps to your tolerance & specific health concerns. ...Read more

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Side effects of sudafed?

Side effects of sudafed?

Many: Possible side effects include fast or irregular heart beats, tremor, restlessness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, feeling nervous, high blood pressure, and more. ...Read more

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Side effects of diuretics?

Side effects of diuretics?

Dehydration: The main function of diuretics is to increase the output of urine, thereby helping to manage high blood pressure. As a side effect of their chronic use, excess amounts of electrolytes can be lost in the urine leading to low levels of potassium, sodium, potassium. Calcium and magnesium levels can also be impaired. Some diuretics may cause the blood sugar to be elevated in diabetics. ...Read more

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Side effects of foxamax.

Side effects of foxamax.

many serious ones: I never prescribe Fosamax (alendronate) to my patients; i believe it is a bad drug. It commonly causes side effects like heartburn ; can cause serious side effects like osteonecrosis ; heart arrhythmias. Even worse, it can actually increase the risk of some fractures! see http://bit.Ly/1ba8a2t there are many better alternatives to strengthen one's bones. See http://bit.Ly/1a48ofs ; http://bit.Ly/1a2dbdw. ...Read more

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How I am I supposed to take colyte (polyethylene glycol)?

How I am I supposed to take colyte (polyethylene glycol)?

Within 4 hours: Typical instructions ask that you take 8 oz of the prep every 10 minutes until complete. Should be within 4 hours. ...Read more

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Side effects of isovue?

Side effects of isovue?

Contrast reaction: Which is an allergic reaction. Kidney damage. See isovue at drugs.Com for list of side effects. ...Read more

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Side effects of medicine of lisinipril?

Side effects of medicine of lisinipril?

Cough: Besides low blood pressure you can have a nonproductive tickle type cough. You can also have occasional rise in your creatinine and you can develop a painless and sometimes life threatening swelling of your face. ...Read more

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Side effects of tylonol?

Side effects of tylonol?

Not many: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a safe drug for most patients but anyone with liver diseases should avoid it. There are very few side effects in healthy patients. ...Read more

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Side effects of potassium supppliment?

Side effects of potassium supppliment?

See below: Pottassium supplements can cause esophageal irritation or ulcers, and excess accumulation in the blood for any reason can cause heart rate disturbances and muscle weakness or paralysis. ...Read more

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Side effect of ethosuximide?

Side effect of ethosuximide?

It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more

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Side effects of ethosuximide? Is much nausea one of the side effects?

Side effects of ethosuximide?  Is much nausea one of the side effects?

It can be.: Side effects of Ethosuximide can include dizziness, headache, sleepiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea, GI upset, nausea, vomiting, balance problems, confusion, altered sleep, itch, enlarged gums, hiccups, tongue swelling, change in blood count, allergic reaction, vision changes, & even psychosis, seizure, lupus, suicidal thoughts and behavior, or severe rash. ...Read more

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What are the possible side effects of this treatment, both in the short term and long term?

Don't know your ques: Don't know what treatment you are speaking of? Please re-ask your question. ...Read more

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Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

Side effects of cyclobenzaprine?

Drowziness,etc..: The main side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Drowsiness and dry mouth seem to intensify with higher doses. Other side effects include blurred vision, fatigue, nausea, and headache. Agitation is common, especially in the elderly, and this drug is not recommended for elderly patients due to the possibility for severe side effects, like rhabdomyolysis (muscle breakdown). ...Read more

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Side effects of altace?

Side effects of altace?

Side effects: Common: cough; dizziness; headache; tiredness. Uncommon side effects include allergic reactions, chest pain, low blood pressure, jaundice, loss of appetite, seizures, and others. If you have concerns ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Side effects of ranitidine?

Side effects of ranitidine?

Ranitidine effects: Allergic reaction like to any drug, easy bruisingchange in heart rate fast or slower, vision problems, fever, sore throat, nausea, stomach painfeverchest pain, shortness of breath less serious headache, drowsiness, sleep problems, decrease sex drive. ...Read more

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How should I get rid of cefuroxime side effects. ?

How should I get rid of cefuroxime  side effects. ?

Which effects?: Predominantly gi, with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Generally just stop taking the drug. ...Read more

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Side effects of guyabano?

Side effects of guyabano?

Generally none.: Guyabano also known as soursop is a plant found in the caribbean. It contains the compound annonacin contained in the seeds of soursop that is a neurotoxin and it seems to be the cause of a neurodegenerative disease. The only way to get the disease is to consume large amounts of the seeds. ...Read more

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How common are drug side effects in old adults?

How common are drug side effects in old adults?

More common: Unfortunately as we get older our bodies are much less efficient at getting rid of medicine that we take. This means that a dose for a young adult may be half or less in the elderly depending on their liver kidney function. So often older patients take doses that are too much for them and therefore they get more side effects from this because a regular adult dose is like taking a double dose. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Colyte (Definition)

CoLyte is a laxative which is a ...Read more