Short Answer: If you drink Plenvu too fast, you may have nausea, vomiting, headache, or dehydration due to fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Plenvu is a laxative solution that stimulates bowel movements.
This medication also contains minerals to replace electrolytes that are passed from the body in the stool.
Plenvu is used to clean the bowel before colonoscopy, a barium x-ray, or other intestinal procedures.
If you drink Plenvu too fast, you may experience nausea, vomiting, headache, or dehydration.
This is because Plenvu works by emptying the contents of your bowels, so you should expect to have lots of watery bowel movements.
Plenvu also contains polyethylene glycol, sodium ascorbate, sodium sulfate, ascorbic acid, sodium chloride and potassium chloride.
These ingredients can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalance if taken too quickly or in excess.
It is quite uncommon to drink Plenvu too fast, as the recommended dosage is to drink one liter of Plenvu solution over 30 minutes, followed by at least 500 mL of clear fluids.
You can prevent drinking Plenvu too fast by following the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist, and drinking the solution slowly and steadily.
If you drink Plenvu too fast and have any of the side effects mentioned above, you should contact your doctor or nurse for advice.
You may need to drink the solution more slowly, or stop using it for a short time. You may also need to drink more clear fluids to prevent dehydration.
Do not take any other medicines or laxatives without consulting your doctor.
Finally, remember, Plenvu is a medicine that is used to prepare your bowel for a medical procedure.
It is not intended for regular use or for treating constipation.
Do not use Plenvu if you have certain medical conditions or allergies, and tell your doctor about all the medicines you take before using Plenvu.