Colon cleansing compositions and methods

  • US 7,169,381 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2003
  • Issued: 01/30/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/25/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A dry composition for admixture with water wherein the dry composition comprises, per liter of aqueous solution to be made, the following components, the components of the composition being selected such that an aqueous solution made up to 1 liter has an osmolarity within the range of from 300 to 700 mOsmol/kg:

  • a) 80 to 350 g polyethylene glycol;

    b) 3 to 20 g a mixture of ascorbic acid and one or more salts of ascorbic acid;

    c) 1 to 15 g of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal sulphate or a mixture of alkali metal or alkaline earth metal sulphates; and

    d) optionally one or more electrolytes selected from sodium chloride, potassium chloride and sodium hydrogen carbonate.

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