What is PEGWASH?

  • PEGWASH contains ontains Polyethylene glycol , Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate, Potassium Chloride and Anhydrous Sodium Sulphate
Therapeutic Uses
Warning & Precautions
Directions & For Use
Side Effects
More Information

What PEGWASH is used for?

  • It is a prescription medicine used in adults to clean the colon before a colonoscopy
  • It cleans your colon by causing you to have diarrhoea. Cleaning your colon helps your healthcare provider see the inside of your colon more clearly during your colonoscopy

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Pregnancy & Breast Feeding

Children & Adolescents

Driving & Using Machines

  • are allergic to any other ingredients of this medicine
  • have heart problems
  • have stomach or bowel problems
  • have ulcerative colitis
  • have problems with swallowing or gastric reflux
  • have a history of seizures
  • are withdrawing from drinking alcohol
  • have a low blood salt (sodium) level
  • have kidney problems
  • have any other medical conditions
  • If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine
  • Ask a doctor before using this medicine for Children under 6 years of age

Tell your doctor if you are taking,

  • medicines for blood pressure or heart problems
  • medicines for kidney problems
  • medicines for seizures
  • diuretics
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAID) pain medicines
  • laxatives
  • Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

Very Rare
  • vomiting, nausea
  • bloating
  • dizziness
  • stomach (abdominal) cramping
  • headache
  • urinate less than usual, trouble in drinking clear liquid
  • heart problems,irregular heartbeats
  • seizures
  • ulcers of the bowel or bowel problems (ischemic colitis)
  • severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or rectal bleeding
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach (abdominal) fullness
  • bloating
  • stomach (abdominal) cramps
  • anal irritation
Additional Information
  • Keep this medicine out of reach of the children
  • Store at a room temperature of 15 - 25°C

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