Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) and Electrolytes (cont.)

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What about taking PEG and electrolytes during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

The FDA classifies PEG and electrolytes as pregnancy category C, which means that there is no evidence of safe and effective use of PEG and electrolytes for pregnant women. PEG and electrolytes should be given to pregnant women only if clearly needed.

It is not known whether PEG and electrolytes enter breast milk; therefore, PEG and electrolytes must be used with caution in mothers who are breastfeeding.

REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Informaiton.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/19/2014

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