Bi-PegLyte®

Bi-PegLyte Bowel Prep Kit (Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution and Bisacodyl Delayed Release Tablets) is indicated for:

  • Cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults1

 

Bi-PegLyte Bowel Prep Kit contains two 70 g sachets of PEG + Electrolytes fruit flavoured powder and one blister pack of three Bisacodyl Delayed Released Tablets USP 5 mg.1

  • Convenience for patients
    – Available behind the counter in many pharmacies1

  • Step-by-step process to prepare the bowel for colonoscopy1

  • Pleasant fruit-flavoured taste1

  • A combination of 2 litres of PEG + Electrolytes with 15 mg bisacodyl is as effective as a 4 litre PEG + Electrolytes regimen and causes fewer unwanted effects. There’s less volume to ingest and less nausea1,2

Bi-PegLyte may not be suitable for everyone. Speak with your Health Care Professional to make sure this medication is right for you.

BEFORE you use Bi-PegLyte talk to your doctor or pharmacist if:

  • you have taken any other medication within one hour of when you plan to start the PEG/Electrolyte solution
    (you may be removing this medication from your gastrointestinal tract by taking the PEG/Electrolyte solution)

  • you have abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting

  • you have a history of electrolyte imbalance (e.g., hyponatremia) or are using diuretics

  • you are pregnant or nursing

  • you have difficulty swallowing or have a pronounced gag reflex or are prone to vomiting

  • you have any allergies to this drug or its ingredients

Talk to your doctor if you have kidney or heart problems, kidney impairment or heart failure or any tendency to regurgitate (bring up) food from your stomach into your esophagus or any tendency to accidentally inhale food or regurgitated food into the trachea (breathing tube to the lung).

For more information, please read the consumer insert or call 1-888-550-6060.

How to properly prepare for your colonoscopy with Bi-PegLyte

  • The day before your colonoscopy

    No solid food or milk should be consumed on the day of your preparation; only small quantities of clear liquids (see below) may be consumed. No antacids should be taken within one hour of taking the bisacodyl tablets.1 Your doctor will tell you when it is time to begin your preparation, based on the time of your colonoscopy examination.

    Note, clear liquids include: plain water, fruit juices with no pulp (such as apple juice, white grape juice
    or lemonade), clear and fat-free broth (bouillon or consommé), soft drinks/sports drinks, gelatin
    (e.g. Jell-O®) with no fruit and no toppings, ice pops (no sherbets or fruit bars with bits of fruit or pulp), tea or coffee (without milk or cream) and hard candies.3,4 Do not drink or eat anything with red or purple coloring as it can leave a residue in the bowel that resembles blood.4

  • Follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1

    Take 3 bisacodyl tablets (15 mg in total) with water at a time recommended by your physician.

    Do not crush or chew the tablets.

  • Step 2

    Prepare the PEG + Electrolytes solution as follows:

    • Dissolve the entire contents of one 70 g sachet in 1 litre (32 oz) of water and mix it rapidly until a clear solution forms.
      Do not add any other ingredients (e.g., flavouring) to the solution.

    • Refrigerate the solution to improve its taste.

    • Use the freshly-made solution within 48 hours and discard unused portion.

  • Step 3

    Wait for a bowel movement. Don’t worry if no bowel movement occurs within 6 hours. After 6 hours (with or without bowel movement), begin to drink the solution.

    Rapidly drink a glassful (240 mL) of solution every 10 minutes, or as directed by your doctor. Make sure that you drink all of the solution. REPEAT the preparation instruction from Step 2 for the second 70 g sachet of PEG + Electrolytes, drinking 240 mL of solution every 10 minutes.

    • You will begin to have watery bowel movements within one hour of starting to drink the solution and you will continue to have loose bowel movements for one to two hours after finishing the solution. Cleansing is complete when fecal discharge is clear

    • Abdominal bloating or distension may occur before the first bowel movement. If your abdominal distension or discomfort continues, stop drinking the PEG + Electrolytes solution temporarily, or drink each 240 mL portion of the solution at longer intervals (more than 10 minutes) until your symptoms disappear

    • If you experience severe bloating, distension or abdominal pain, you should slow down your drinking of the solution or temporarily stop, until the symptoms subside. Call your doctor to advise him/her of these symptoms

    If you experience severe abdominal pain or rectal bleeding, call your doctor immediately.