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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 substance used with other ingredients to be used as a laxative. Brand names are Klean-prep and Movicol.
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DRUG DOSAGE COST/DOSE ANTIDIARRHEAL loperamide 2-4 mg $0.58 (2 mg) [*] LAXATIVES polyethylene 240 mL daily $0.61 [*] glycol-3350 and electrolytes (COLyte) Miratax 17 g with 8 oz $0.84 [**] water daily sorbitol 120-240 mL $1.33 (200 mL) [*] daily misoprostol 800-1,600 $3.60 (800 [micro]g) [*] (Cytotec) [micro]g/day cisapride 20 mg q.i.d.
Later in the study, the authors preferentially started using a balanced electrolyte purge solution such as Golytely (Braintree Laboratories, Braintree, Mass) or Colyte (Reed and Carnick, Piscataway, NJ).
Patients in the No-SMS group took the first 2 L of PEG solution (Colyte, Taejoon Pharm Inc., Seoul, Republic of Korea; 236 g PEG, 22.74 g [Na.sub.2]S[O.sub.4], 6.74 g NaHC[O.sub.3], 5.86 g NaCl, and 2.97 g KCL) between 6 and 8 PM on the day before the colonoscopy and the second 2 L of PEG approximately 6 hours before the colonoscopy.