Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use this medication.
Cramps, bloating, or diarrhea: If you have unusual cramps, bloating, or diarrhea while taking this medication, contact your doctor.
Fever, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or bloating: If you have any of these symptoms, don't take this medication until you talk to your doctor.
Long-term use: This medication should not be taken daily for more than one week unless directed by a health care professional. Long-term use can make your bowels dependent on this medication to function.
Overdose: Do not take more than the recommended dose of PEG 3350. Doing so may cause severe diarrhea and dehydration.
Pregnancy: This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking this medication, contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if PEG 3350 passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking this medication, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using this medication have not been established for children. Do not give this medication to children under 18 years of age.
Seniors: If diarrhea occurs, stop taking this medication and contact your doctor.