Which medications in the drug class Laxatives, Osmotic are used in the treatment of Calcium Channel Blocker Toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Laxatives, Osmotic

Osmotic laxatives cause cathartic actions in the GI tract, increasing bowel transit time.

Polyethylene glycol (Colyte, MoviPrep, CoLyte, GoLYTELY)

Polyethylene glycol is a bowel irrigation solution with electrolyte and osmotic effects that has cathartic actions in the GI tract. It increases bowel transit time and interrupts enterohepatic circulation, yet it causes minimal net water and electrolyte shifts.


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