Randomised clinical trial: Polyethylene glycol 3350 with sports drink vs. polyethylene glycol with electrolyte solution as purgatives for colonoscopy - The incidence of hyponatraemia

Rebecca Matro, C. Daskalakis, D. Negoianu, L. Katz, C. Henry, M. Share, D. Kastenberg

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Background Polyethylene glycol 3350 plus sports drink (PEG-SD) is a hypo-osmotic purgative commonly used for colonoscopy, though little safety data are available. Aim To evaluate the effect of PEG-SD on serum sodium (Na) and other electrolytes compared with PEG-electrolyte solution (PEG-ELS). Methods We performed a single center, prospective, randomised, investigator-blind comparison of PEG-ELS to PEG-SD in out-patients undergoing colonoscopy. Laboratories were obtained at baseline and immediately before and after colonoscopy. The primary endpoint was development of hyponatraemia (Na

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)610-619
Number of pages10
JournalAlimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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  • Pharmacology (medical)

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