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Can my child take polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution?

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  • A Stacy Wiegman, PharmD, Pharmacy, answered
    Three formulations of polyethylene glycol ethylene solution, sold under the brand names NuLytely, GaviLyte-N, and Trilyte, have been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in children as young as six months. Other brands, such as Colyte and GoLYTELY, do not have FDA approval for children. If your child is going to have a colonoscopy, an FDA-approved polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is probably the safest choice for them.

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