Hypotonic PEG solution is as effective as isotonic PEG in the treatment of constipation in elderly institutionalized patients. Both treatments appear safe, well tolerated and, when dissolved in water, well accepted by the majority of the patients. When desired, switching from isotonic to hypotonic PEG can safely take place in elderly individuals without compromising efficacy.
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