PEG and Thickeners: A Critical Interaction Between Polyethylene Glycol Laxative and Starch-Based Thickeners.

@article{Carlisle2016PEGAT,
  title={PEG and Thickeners: A Critical Interaction Between Polyethylene Glycol Laxative and Starch-Based Thickeners.},
  author={Brian Carlisle and Garrett Craft and Julie P. Harmon and Alina Ilkevitch and Jenik Nicoghosian and Inna Sheyner and Jonathan T. Stewart},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Directors Association},
  year={2016},
  volume={17 9},
  pages={860-1}
}
Clinicians commonly encounter dysphagia and constipation in a skilled nursing population. Increasing the viscosity of liquids, usually with a starch- or xanthan gum-based thickener, serves as a key intervention for patients with dysphagia. We report a newly identified and potentially dangerous interaction between polyethylene glycol 3350 laxative (PEG) and… CONTINUE READING