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Bi-PegLyte®

  • Bi-PegLyte®
  • PegLyte®
  • CoLyte®
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
Follow these simple steps:
Take 3 bisacodyl tablets (15 mg in total) with water at a time recommended by your physician. Do not crush or chew the tablets.
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.
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.

PegLyte®
PegLyte is indicated for:
  • Bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy or barium enema X-ray examination or surgical procedures requiring a clean colon1
  • Treatment of constipation following consultation with your doctor1
PegLyte packaging includes: 280 g bottle or a box of 4 x 70 g sachets of PEG 3350 and Electrolytes to be dissolved in 4 litres of water.1  
  • Pleasant tasting multi-fruit flavour1
  • Suitable for many types of patients1*
  • Effective laxative indicated for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy or barium enema X-ray examination or surgical procedure requiring a clean colon and also indicated for the treatment of constipation following consultation with your doctor1
  • No significant changes in fluid and electrolyte balance1
  • Simply fill bottle with water and refrigerate for simple storage and to improve taste1
*PegLyte may not be suitable for everyone. Speak with your Health Care Professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding PegLyte.
BEFORE you use PegLyte, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if: 
  • you have taken any other medication within two hours of when you plan to start taking PegLyte (you may be removing this medication from your gastrointestinal tract by taking PegLyte)
  • you have a history of electrolyte imbalance (e.g., hyponatremia) or are using diuretics
  • you have ulcerative colitis or any other inflammatory bowel disease ( e.g., Crohn’s disease)
  • 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). Stop taking PegLyte and contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
  • Severe bloating, abdominal pain or fullness, nausea, vomiting or any other unexpected effects1
Please call 1-888-550-6060 if you have any questions or require additional information.
How to properly prepare for your colonoscopy with PegLyte
Mix your PegLyte following the instructions below:
  • Add tap water to the fill line on container1
  • Replace cap tightly and mix or shake well until all ingredients have been dissolved1
  • Do not add anything, such as sugar or flavourings1
  • Refrigerate the solution1
You cannot eat any solid food during the 3 hour period before drinking your PegLyte. Therefore, if you are to drink your PegLyte in the afternoon, you can have breakfast as well as a light lunch, but you have to stop eating solid foods 3 hours before the time you plan to drink your PegLyte.1
Note that a 1-hour waiting period after the appearance of clear liquid stools should be allowed prior to examination to complete bowel evacuation.1

Drink 240 mL (8 oz) of PegLyte every 10 minutes. Rapid drinking of each portion is preferred rather than drinking small amounts continuously.1

The first bowel movement should occur approximately 1 hour after the start of taking PegLyte. Administration of PegLyte should be continued until the watery stool is clear and free of solid matter. This normally requires the consumption of approximately 3 to 4 litres, although more or less may be required in some patients. The unused portion should be discarded.1

The most frequent adverse reactions, occurring in up to 50% of patients taking 4L of PegLyte solution, are nausea, abdominal fullness and bloating. These adverse effects are temporary.1

If you have trouble with incontinence, consider placing a towel on your bed at bedtime or purchasing disposable absorbent underwear (e.g., Depend®).
Do not eat any solid food until after your examination. Water or other clear fluids are permissible.1

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.2,3 Do not drink or eat anything with red or purple colouring as it can leave a residue in the bowel that resembles blood.3
CoLyte®
CoLyte is indicated for:
  • Bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy or barium enema X-ray examination or surgical procedures requiring a clean colon
  • Treatment of constipation following consultation with your doctor1
CoLyte packaging includes: a large bottle with 278 g of powder of PEG 3350 and Electrolytes, to be dissolved in 4 litres of water.1
  • Pleasant tasting pineapple flavour1
  • Suitable for many types of patients1*
  • Effective laxative indicated for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy or barium enema X-ray examination or surgical procedure requiring a clean colon and also indicated for the treatment of constipation following consultation with your doctor1
  • No significant changes in fluid and electrolyte balance1
  • Simply fill bottle with water and refrigerate for simple storage and to improve taste1
*CoLyte may not be suitable for everyone. Speak with your Health Care Professional if you have any questions or concerns regarding CoLyte.
BEFORE you use CoLyte, talk to your doctor or pharmacist if: 
  • you have taken any other medication within two hours of when you plan to start taking CoLyte (you may be removing this medication from your gastrointestinal tract by taking CoLyte)
  • you have a history of electrolyte imbalance (e.g., hyponatremia) or are using diuretics
  • you have ulcerative colitis or any other inflammatory bowel disease (e.g., Crohn’s disease)
  • 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). Stop taking CoLyte and contact your doctor or pharmacist if you have:
  • severe bloating, abdominal pain or fullness, nausea, vomiting or any other unexpected effects1
Please call 1-888-550-6060 if you have any questions or require additional information.
How to properly prepare for your colonoscopy with CoLyte
Mix your CoLyte following the instructions below:
  • Add tap water to the fill line on container1
  • Replace cap tightly and mix or shake well until all ingredients have been dissolved1
  • Do not add anything, such as sugar or flavourings1
  • Refrigerate the solution1
You cannot eat any solid food during the 3 hour period before drinking your CoLyte. Therefore, if you are to drink your CoLyte in the afternoon, you can have breakfast as well as a light lunch, but you have to stop eating solid foods 3 hours before the time you plan to drink your CoLyte.1
Note that a 1-hour waiting period after the appearance of clear liquid stools should be allowed prior to examination to complete bowel evacuation.1

Drink 240 mL (8 oz) of CoLyte every 10 minutes. Rapid drinking of each portion is preferred rather than drinking small amounts continuously.1

The first bowel movement should occur approximately 1 hour after the start of taking CoLyte. Administration of CoLyte should be continued until the watery stool is clear and free of solid matter. This normally requires the consumption of approximately 3 to 4 litres, although more or less may be required in some patients. The unused portion should be discarded.1

The most frequent adverse reactions, occurring in up to 50% of patients taking 4L of CoLyte solution, are nausea, abdominal fullness and bloating. These adverse effects are temporary.1

If you have trouble with incontinence, consider placing a towel on your bed at bedtime or purchasing disposable absorbent underwear (e.g., Depend®).
Do not eat any solid food until after your examination. Water or other clear fluids are permissible.1

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.2,3 Do not drink or eat anything with red or purple colouring as it can leave a residue in the bowel that resembles blood.3