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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
CALL: Call you doctor immediately and discuss with him options of rescheduling or a different laxative or enemas in the morning.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Tell doc: Let your doctor know for sure.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Some gastroenterologist use it to treat chronic constipation by dosing a glass or two per day. However, it is commercially available over the counter ... Read More
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Occasionally: Once in a while I use go lytely or similar bowel prep acutely in a severely constipated or patient with a fecal impaction.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Enema: The purpose of the Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is to clean the bowel so that on passing the scope the endocopist can define small lesions with no o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is similar to GoLytely except MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) has no electrolytes like sodium, chlorid and potassium. It w ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has ingredients simialr to the peg preps like go-lytely. Howver, the commercial preps are balanced in the make-up of the ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Depends: This depends on the preferences of your colonoscopist. It is unlikely you will get dehydrated with the prep because all of the preps require you to dr ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leto Quarles
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Colyte (polyethylene glycol) is used to completely empty out the colon (large intestine) before a colonoscopy, so the doctor can actually see the insi ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Several: I like MoviPrep as it is only 2 liters and very well tolerated by patients and with excellent visualization. Suprep and osmo prep are other alternativ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Difficult: Try crystal light.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Some use a small bottle of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with 64 oz gatorade which can be supplemented by a few days of liquid diet.
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