The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Suflave, a new low-volume, lemon-lime flavored liquid osmotic laxative for colonoscopy preparation in adults, the manufacturer, Sebela Pharmaceuticals, has announced.
Suflave comes in a carton containing two bottles and two flavor packets. Each bottle contains 178.7 g polyethylene glycol 3350, 7.3 g sodium sulfate, 1.12 g potassium chloride, 0.9 g magnesium sulfate, and 0.5 g sodium chloride. One bottle and one flavor packet are equivalent to one dose.
Administration of both doses is required for a complete preparation for colonoscopy. After each dose, an additional 16 ounces of water must be consumed.