Peglec a unique combination of Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) with electrolytes for Gastro intestinal lavage. Peglec is a fast and effective way to cleanse your colon (intestines) before a colonoscopy. The first bowel movement should occur approximately 1 hour after the start of Peglec adminstration.
Peglec is a prescription medicine for adults and children 6 months of age and older to use before they have a colonoscopy. Use of Peglec in children younger than 2 years of age should be closely monitored for occurrence of possible hypoglycemia. Peglec has proven safety in a wide range of patients, including elderly, diabetic, hypertensive, cardiac and renal patients as well as those with electrolyte imbalances.
Peglec does not contain sodium phosphate, a type of salt found in some bowel preparations. FDA notified healthcare professionals and consumers of reports of acute phosphate nephropathy, a type of acute renal failure, that is a rare, but serious adverse event associated with the use of oral sodium phosphates (OSP) for bowel cleansing.
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What is colonoscopy?
Colonoscopy is a procedure used to see inside the colon and rectum. Colonoscopy can detect inflamed tissue, ulcers, and abnormal growths. The procedure is used to look for early signs of colorectal cancer and can help doctors diagnose unexplained changes in bowel habits, abdominal pain, bleeding from the anus, and weight loss.
How to Prepare for Colonoscopy
The doctor usually provides written instructions about how to prepare for colonoscopy. The process is called a bowel prep. Generally, all solids must be emptied from the gastrointestinal tract by following a clear liquid diet for 1 to 3 days before the procedure. Patients should not drink beverages containing red or purple dye. Acceptable liquids include
- fat-free bouillon or broth
- strained fruit juice
- plain coffee
- plain tea
- sports drinks, such as Gatorade
A laxative or an enema may be required the night before colonoscopy. A laxative is medicine that loosens stool and increases bowel movements. Laxatives are usually swallowed in pill form or as a powder dissolved in water. An enema is performed by flushing water, or sometimes a mild soap solution, into the anus using a special wash bottle.
Patients should inform the doctor of all medical conditions and any medications, vitamins, or supplements taken regularly, including
- arthritis medications
- blood thinners
- diabetes medications
- vitamins that contain iron
Driving is not permitted for 24 hours after colonoscopy to allow the sedative time to wear off. Before the appointment, patients should make plans for a ride home.
How is colonoscopy performed
A colonoscopy is an exam that a doctor—usually a gastroenterologist—performs to visually examine the inside of your colon. Colonoscopies are considered the gold standard for detecting abnormalities within the colon.
In addition to searching for early signs of colon cancer, a colonoscopy can be used to diagnose the reason for a number of gastrointestinal (GI) issues, including
- Chronic, unexplained abdominal or rectal pain
- Rectal bleeding
- An unexplained change in bowel habits (eg, persistent diarrhea)
- The feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely
- Unintentional weight loss
- Iron deficiency anemia
- Inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
What does Peglec contains?
Each Sachet of 137.15g contains
- Polyethylene Glycol : 118 g
- Sodium Chloride : 2.93 g
- Potassium Chloride : 1.484 g
- Sodium Bicarbonate : 3.37 g
- Anhydrous Sodium Sulphate : 11.36 g
For bowel cleaning prior to colonoscopy, certain X-ray examination and also in gut preparation prior to colorectal surgery and hysterectomy
Preparation and Administration Method:
- One pack of Peglec must be dissolved in water completely to make 2 litres.
- Pour into a cup (approx. 200ml) the dissolved solution.
- Administer 5 cups in 1 hour.
- It is necessary that the total time take for consuming 2 litres of Peglec solution should not exceed 2 hours.
- The first bowel movement should occur approximately 1 hour after the start of Peglec administration. And then, as evacuation occurs several times, keep administering the remaining Peglec solution until rectal effluent is clear.
- Lavage is usually complete after the intake of 1