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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 as mirilax or glycolax.
Dr. Olaf Johansen
Colon and Rectal Surgery 36 years experience
Occasionally: Once in a while I use go lytely or similar bowel prep acutely in a severely constipated or patient with a fecal impaction.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Colonoscopy prep - is there a colyte (polyethylene glycol) alternative?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
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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