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Ital J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 1999 Nov;31 Suppl 3:S249-52.

New polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution for the treatment of constipation and faecal impaction.

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Department of Medicine, Western General Hospital, University of Edinburgh, UK.


Results from a controlled clinical trial indicate that low doses of polyethylene glycol solutions are more effective and have fewer side-effects than lactulose. Large doses of polyethylene glycol are effective in the treatment of faecal impaction. Resolution of faecal impaction was obtained in all patients, and in 25/30 patients with three administrations in a three-day period.

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