A 22-year-old female asked:
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have to drink 1gal golytely (polyethylene glycol). 8oz/10min. can i mix 8oz with 8oz of juice or is that way too much liquid? it makes me nauseous. can't handle it.

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Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
common problem..: The large volume bowel preps are effective if you drink the whole think over 4 hours or less, which is about one glass every 10 minutes. It will work more diluted if you still get the whole gallon down in 4 hours. There are other newer preps that are more expensive but much easier to take because it is a lot less fluid to get down and the taste is a little better.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013

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