Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit

Generic Name: Potassium Chloride

  • What is Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit is a medicine used for colon cleansing in preparation for a colonoscopy.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit can cause severe dehydration and changes in your electrolytes (chemicals that are important for the cells in your body to function, such as sodium and potassium). These changes can cause abnormal heartbeats, seizures, kidney problems, or even death. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience vomiting, dizziness, or headache, or urinate less often than normal, especially if you have heart or kidney problems, or are taking diuretics (water pills) (such as furosemide or hydrochlorothiazide) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) (such as ibuprofen).

    Do not add any other ingredients to the solution, other than the flavor packs provided.

    If you experience severe abdominal discomfort, stop drinking Halflytely temporarily, or allow for a longer time between each dose until these symptoms go away.

  • Who should not take Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Do not use Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, or if you have a blockage in your bowel, an opening in the wall of your stomach or intestine, gastric retention (a blockage in the digestive system), or a very dilated intestine.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart, kidney, stomach, or bowel problems; ulcerative colitis (inflammatory disease of the large intestine); problems with swallowing or impaired gag reflex; a history of seizures; low blood sodium levels; or are withdrawing from drinking alcohol.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose prior to your examination is one 5-milligram (mg) bisacodyl tablet with water. After a bowel movement occurs, or 6 hours after taking bisacodyl, drink 240 milliliters (mL) (8 fluid ounces) every 10 minutes, until 2 liters of Halflytely solution are consumed.

  • How should I take Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Take Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

    Drink only clear liquids during and after taking Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit. Do not chew or crush the bisacodyl tablet. After a bowel movement occurs, or 6 hours after taking bisacodyl, drink the Halflytely solution.

    Please review the instructions that came with your prescription on how to properly take Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit.

  • What should I avoid while taking Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Do not take other laxatives while you are taking Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit.

    Do not take antacids within 1 hour of taking the Bisacodyl tablet.

    Do not eat solid foods or milk while you are taking Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    If Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is important to check with your doctor before combining Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit with any other medication.

  • What are the possible side effects of Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: abdominal cramping or pain, bloating, changes in certain blood tests, decreased blood flow to the intestine, decrease in urination, discomfort, dizziness, headache, irregular heartbeats, nausea, rectal bleeding, seizures, trouble drinking, vomiting

  • Can I receive Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effect of Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit should be given under special circumstances determined by your doctor. If you miss your scheduled dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

  • How should I store Halflytely and Bisacodyl Tablet Bowel Prep Kit?

    Store at room temperature. When mixed, keep the solution refrigerated and use within 48 hours.