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Plenvu

Generic Name: polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution (pall ee ETH il een GLYE kol ee LEK troe lyte)
Brand Name: Colyte with Flavor Packs, GaviLyte-C, GoLYTELY, MoviPrep, NuLYTELY Orange, NuLYTELY with Flavor Packs, PEG-3350 with Electolytes, Plenvu, TriLyte with Flavor Packs
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Drug Information:
Plenvu is a laxative solution that stimulates bowel movements. This medication also contains minerals to replace electrolytes that are passed from the body in the stool. Plenvu is used to clean the bowel before colonoscopy, a barium x-ray, or other intestinal procedures. Plenvu may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Do not use Plenvu if you have a perforated bowel, a bowel obstruction or severe constipation, or colitis or toxic megacolon. Plenvu can cause dangerous or life-threatening side effects in people with these conditions. Learn more

Plenvu Side Effects

Plenvu Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Plenvu.

For the Consumer

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes: oral powder for solution

Along with its needed effects, polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes (the active ingredient contained in Plenvu) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes:

Rare

  • Cough
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • dizziness
  • fast heartbeat
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • red skin
  • shortness of breath
  • skin rash, hives or welts, or itching
  • tightness in the chest
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Incidence not known

  • Bloody or black, tarry stools
  • blue lips and fingernails
  • chest pain
  • constipation
  • coughing that sometimes produces a pink frothy sputum
  • difficult or labored breathing (sudden)
  • difficult, fast, or noisy breathing, sometimes with wheezing
  • increased sweating
  • pale skin
  • severe stomach pain
  • swelling in the legs and ankles
  • tightness in the chest (sudden)
  • vomiting
  • vomiting of blood or material that looks like coffee grounds

Some side effects of polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Abdominal or stomach fullness
  • bloating
  • nausea

Less common

  • Abdominal or stomach cramps
  • burning or itching around the anus

Rare

  • Blistering, crusting, irritation, itching, or reddening of the skin
  • cracked, dry, or scaly skin
  • runny nose
  • swelling

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to polyethylene glycol 3350 with electrolytes: oral kit, oral powder for reconstitution

General

The most common adverse events were abdominal distension, anal discomfort, thirst, nausea, and abdominal pain. Since diarrhea is considered part of the efficacy of this product, it was not defined as an adverse reaction.

Gastrointestinal

Very common (10% or more): Abdominal distension (59.8%), anal discomfort (52%), nausea (47.3%), abdominal pain (39.1%), vomiting (12.8%)

Common (1% to 10%): Upper abdominal pain, dyspepsia

Frequency not reported: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding from a Mallory-Weiss tear, esophageal perforation, borborygmi, flatulence

Metabolic

Very common (10% or more): Hunger (70.8%)

Common (1% to 10%): Hypokalemia, hyperphosphatemia

Frequency not reported: Electrolyte disturbances, hyperkalemia

Other

Very common (10% or more): Rigors (33.7%), malaise (26.6%)

Frequency not reported: Peripheral edema

Nervous system

Very common (10% or more): Dizziness (18.1%)

Common (1% to 10%): Headache

Psychiatric

Very common (10% or more): Sleep disorder (34.9%)

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Anaphylactic reaction

Postmarketing reports: Hypersensitivity reactions (including anaphylaxis, rash, angioedema, urticaria, lip and facial swelling, dyspnea, chest tightness, throat tightness)

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Asystole

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Urticaria, dermatitis

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Rhinorrhea, acute pulmonary edema, acute pulmonary edema after aspirating the PEG-based preparation

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Plenvu