Drug Information for PEG-3350 (Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.): ADVERSE REACTIONS

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  • Nausea, abdominal fullness and bloating are the most common adverse reactions (occurring in up to 50% of patients) to administration of PEG-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate and potassium chloride for oral solution. Abdominal cramps, vomiting and anal irritation occur less frequently. These adverse reactions are transient and subside rapidly. Isolated cases of urticaria, rhinorrhea, dermatitis and (rarely) anaphylactic reaction have been reported which may represent allergic reactions.

    Published literature contains isolated reports of serious adverse reactions following the administration of PEG-ELS products in patients over 60 years of age. These adverse events include upper GI bleeding from Mallory-Weiss Tear, esophageal perforation, asystole, sudden dyspnea with pulmonary edema, and “butterfly-like” infiltrate on chest X-ray after vomiting and aspirating PEG.

  • Drug Information Provided by National Library of Medicine (NLM).
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