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How much Gavilyte-G should I take for constipation?

How much Gavilyte-G should I take for constipation?

Same answer as...: ...your Miralax question. Lavage effectiveness is largely dose-dependent with PEG solutions. Although a generally safe drug class in small doses, you should only use high doses when recommended by your physician who knows you and can supervise your response. ...Read more

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Doc wants me to drink Gavilyte-G (4oz) everyday for constipation. The instructions say to discard after 48 hours. How long can I store each dose?

Doc wants me to drink Gavilyte-G (4oz) everyday for constipation. The instructions say to discard after 48 hours. How long can I store each dose?

48 hours but: ...you can divide up the powder into smaller quantities and add only the amount of water needed to hydrate the quantity desired to be consumed each day or so. ...Read more

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Gavilyte-g everyday for severe constipation unrelieved by other laxatives?? Is the sodium sulfate in this safe?

Gavilyte-g everyday for severe constipation unrelieved by other laxatives?? Is the sodium sulfate in this safe?

Usually safe.: When used under medical supervision, there are generally not many severe side effects. The dosage for daily use is quite small. If your doctor recommended, it may be worth a try. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is gavilyte-G solution safe for heart patients with chronically low potassium and low blood sugar??

Is gavilyte-G solution safe for heart patients with chronically low potassium and low blood sugar??

Here are some...: Are you going to have colonoscopy? If so, direct this Q to your doctor who will perform it since s/he knows more about your individual conditions than anyone online. Generally speaking, follow the written instruction + common sense will suit most of people. In reality, despite exercising all precaution, some adverse effects may still occur to few because behind what we know still hides the unknown ...Read more

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How many glasses of glavilyte BOWEL prep do I drink daily for chronic constipation? Doc wants me to try this to help since nothing else does.

How many glasses of glavilyte BOWEL prep do I drink daily for chronic constipation? Doc wants me to try this to help since nothing else does.

This is: a rather unusual treatment for your chronic constipation and the only answer which makes any sense is TRIAL and ERROR....try a small amount to begin with! (BTW I would hope you have consulted a Board Certified Gastroenterologist with experience in IBS C
and chronic constipation!
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Dr Z ...Read more

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