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A 22-year-old female asked:

Would it be okay to drink 1/2gal golytely (polyethylene glycol) with 1/2gal juice instead of full 1gal golytely (polyethylene glycol)? can't handle it.

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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
No: If you are not prepped well, the exam will not be good because of retained stool. Wish there was a better method but you are not alone in hating it.
Dr. Fred Levin
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is specially formulated to clean the colon without sodium absorption or electrolyte imbalance. Adding juices or sugar drinks may alter the electrolytes in your body.

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Last updated Sep 21, 2020

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