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Can You Mix Golytely With Ginger Ale
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.
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. ...Read more
Human studies suggests that 1g daily of ginger may be effective for nausea and vomiting in pregnant women when used for short periods (no longer than 4 days). Several studies have found that ginger is better than placebo in relieving morning sickness. In a small study of 30 pregnant women with severe vomiting, those who took 1 gram of ginger every day for 4 days reported more relief from vomiting than those who took placebo. In a larger study of 70 pregnant women with nausea and vomiting, those who received a similar dosage of ginger felt less nauseous and did not vomit as much as those who received placebo. Pregnant women should ask their doctor before taking ginger, and should be careful not take more ...Read more
Risk vs benefits: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a laxative that is helpful for cleaning out the GI tract prior to surgery. Possible side effects are mallory- weiss tear- (very rare), nausea, vomiting, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, rawness of anus, hypersensitivity. Get help asap for an allergic reaction with swelling of tongue, lips or throat (difficulty breathing & hives). Call physician for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more
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 obstruction from retained stool. The Golytely (polyethylene glycol) absorbs water into the bowel acting as a cleansing agent. Any replacement will suffice, that is by an oral intake free of roughage for several days, clear liquid diet 2-3 days before, the use of Haleys MO and a Fleets enema ...Read more
Depends: Which is better, chocolate ice cream or vanilla. Taste is very subjective. Most people will prefer the GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) initially but start to dislike it long before the gallon is gone. Magnesium citrate is worse intially but there is much less of it. Magnesium citrate also causes more cramping in most people. ...Read more
Ask your doc: I think you are asking over what time period you can drink the golytely (polyethylene glycol). There should be some instructions on the bottle, if not ask the person who ordered the study for which you are preparing. Generally it should be drunk as quickly as you can tolerate without feeling nausea. However, how long before the procedure will depend on what time it is scheduled and again it is best to ask the doc. ...Read more
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) instead of golytely to prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow?
If I take another bottle of masgnesium citrate, would I still need to take golytely (polyethylene glycol)?
Follow instructions: I would call your doctor's office and ask directly what they want you to do. It's very important to follow the protocol you've been given. It's awful tasting stuff, though. I know. ...Read more
During colon prep with golytely- im clear now but have black tissue particles coming out of me what is that?!? That's not normal. Its not stool.
Could be food: Sometimes vegetable matter can come out with a bowel prep such as spinach, etc that may look like black "tissue particles". ...Read more
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?
Discuss: Your prep with the endoscopist scheduled to perform the exam. Discuss your preferences with the doctor and do it quickly as you don't have enough time to dally if you expect to get the scope successfully completed. ...Read more
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.
What's safer with less side effects suprep or golytely (polyethylene glycol) in my opinion golytely (polyethylene glycol) is but requires a lot more of liquids vs suprep with worse side effects?
Equal: If taken properly they are equally safe. Suprep is easier to take because the volume is less. Given the large volume required for Golytely (polyethylene glycol) I rarely recommend it, except in hospitalized patients since it is more available. Both should be taken in split doses, both the evening before and about 4 hrs before the procedure for best results. ...Read more
GoLYTELY (polyethylene glycol) does it contain Psyllium or sulfar? Deathly allergic to sulfar and really don't like the thoughts of psyllium! Is a colonscopy safe?
No: GoLYTLEY is used almost exclusively for bowel prep prior to colonoscopy rather than psyllium which is a bulk forming stool softner. GoLytley is polyethylene glycol which in a small amount of liquid, further absorbs larger quantities of water into the intestine where it tends to liquefy fecal material and cleanse the GI tract. There is no other component to GoLytley tbat can cause side effects. ...Read more
Was only able to handle about half gal of golytely (polyethylene glycol) before midnight, but stool is light yellow, see through, almost clear. Was it enough?
Golytely (polyethylene glycol): You need to have clear stool without fecal material to be considered as adequate prep. If you still have yellow stool, this might not be adequate for us to examine your colon thoroughly. Do the best you can. You don't have to drink all of it. As long as your stool is clear, it should be ok. ...Read more
Went to ER due to severe constipation. Was prescribed 4 L of GoLytely (polyethylene glycol). Have had 56oz over 3 hrs & no BM yet. Is this normal to have not gone yet?
Wait: If you don't have any BM in the next 24 hr I would go back to your doctor. Did they take any xray? How long had it gone since you had a BM? ...Read more
My local ER gave me golytely (polyethylene glycol) for severe constipation; will it give me cramps?
Had 56oz. Of GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) from 3-6PM. Had BMs (16times)@8PM-3AM. Feeling bad now; very tired, weak, lightheaded, abd. Pain. K was 3.2 b4. Scared of K loss?
Colonoscopy question I get dehydrated pretty quickly what is the best prep for the job to keep me safe golytely (polyethylene glycol) or other products?
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 drink twice as much water after the prep bottle. ...Read more
How to get feces out of a colon filled with them which makes the stomach severely distended took every test possible and all laxatives even golytely (polyethylene glycol)?
Try: Natural calm and keep titrating the dose up until you get diarrhea then back off. I've never seen anyone it did not work for! ...Read more
Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)
No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more
I have severe chronic constipation due to slow colon transit. No laxatives work so doc wants me to try golytely bowel prep daily. Is this safe?
It is...: ...but by way of background, do you take opioids, and have you tried Linzess, Trulance, oral Relistor, Movantik? ...Read more
Dr gave golytely bowel prep for colon but she will never be able to tolerate. Is miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep safe for heart patients? Cardiac md ok with it. GI said no
Sure: You can mix it in any fluid that is not carbonated. However for it to work best you do need to increase your water intake. ...Read more
Drug interactions: No interactions noted on Drugs. Com (http://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1967-1981, 1893-1224) ...Read more
Taking my nightly MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) dose and it didn't mix properly in the water. I swallowed clumps of powder. Is this okay??
Clumpy Miralax (polyethylene glycol): It doesn't matter if you got some clumps. It will all get thoroughly mixed up in your stomach. Why do you need daily miralax (polyethylene glycol) at age 20? How about trying more natural ways to make bowel movements regular, like getting more fruits/veggies in your diet (apples, pears, prunes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage)? Consider eliminating cheese for a few weeks to see if that helps. Avoid fast/processed foods. ...Read more
Peg is the basis of a number of laxatives (i.e. Polyethylene glycol 3350, or miralax). Whole bowel irrigation with polyethylene glycol and added electrolytes is used for bowel preparation before surgery or colonoscopy. The preparation is sold under the brand names golytely, gavilyte c, nulytely, glycolax, fortrans, trilyte, among others. Read more ...Read more
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