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polyethylene

 [pol″e-eth´ĭ-lēn]
polymerized ethylene, (—CH2—CH2—)n, a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.
polyethylene glycol a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form (polyethylene glycol 300 or 400) or as waxy solids (polyethylene glycol 1540 or 4000), used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base. Polyethylene glycol is also used as a laxative.

polyethylene glycol

n.
Any of a family of high molecular weight liquids and waxes that are condensation polymers of ethylene glycol, are soluble in water and in many organic solvents, and are used in detergents, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals and as emulsifiers, lubricants, and plasticizers.

polyethylene glycol

a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form or as waxy solids used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base. Polyethylene glycol is also used as a laxative.

polyethylene glycol

A substance used with other ingredients to be used as a laxative. Brand names are Klean-prep and Movicol.

polyethylene

polymerized ethylene (CH−CH2)n, a synthetic plastic material, forms of which have been used in reparative surgery.

polyethylene glycol
a polymer of ethylene oxide and water, available in liquid form (polyethylene glycol 300 or 400) or as waxy solids (polyethylene glycol 1540 or 4000), used in various pharmaceutical preparations as a water-soluble ointment base.
polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution
an osmotic solution used as a cathartic to empty the bowel in preparation for endoscopy. Abbreviated PEG. Called also GoLYTLEY.
polyethylene suture
one of the better monofilament fibers because of its good handling, low capillarity, high tensile strength and longevity in tissue. It has only moderate knot-holding capacity.
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According to IMS Health, the trailing 12 month sales for for Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Powder for Oral Solution, 17mg/Scoopful are USD13.
Przybyl stated that the US FDA approval of its ANDA for Polyethylene Glycol 3350 Powder for Oral Solution brings its total internal and partnered ANDA approvals for 2015 to three.
NNT, number needed to treat; PEG + E, polyethylene glycol 3350 plus electrolytes.
Polyethylene glycol 3350 for constipation in children with dysfunctional elimination.
Safety of polyethylene glycol 3350 for the treatment of constipation in children.
The oral laxative polyethylene glycol 3350 without electrolytes is absorbed in only small amounts from the intestines and is excreted unchanged in the urine (Brady et al.
3 g/kg per day divided into two doses, or polyethylene glycol 3350 (PEG 3350) at 10 g/m2 per day, followed by 2 weeks of the other laxative.
Teva's Polyethylene Glycol 3350 NF for Oral Solution is the AB-rated generic equivalent of Braintree's Miralax(R) for Oral Solution, a product indicated for the treatment of occasional constipation.
Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution (with Flavor Packs) is the generic version of Braintree Laboratories' NuLytely laxative and recorded US sales of approximately USD31m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2009, according to IMS Health.
29 January 2010 - US-based pharmaceutical company Mylan Inc (NASDAQ: MYL) announced today that its subsidiary Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Polyethylene Glycol 3350 and Electrolytes for Oral Solution, USP, the generic version of Braintree Laboratories' GoLytely laxative.
The good news is that with the wider availability and acceptance of polyethylene glycol 3350, the treatment of stool retainers has become easier for parents, patients, and practitioners.
Polyethylene glycol 3350 plus electrolytes appears to be safe and well tolerated for treating chronic constipation in children, results from a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial showed.

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