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Polyethylene Glycol Colonoscopy
Other options: There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. But options with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and 2 liters of fluid are available. There is also a prep with pills. Check with your doctor for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Drank all bowel prep (Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and Gatorade) for colonoscopy, 1 hour later nausea and vomiting. What can I do/take for it?
Nausea meds: You can have your doctor call in some nausea medicine. ...Read more
I have to take polyethylene glycol to prepare for a colonoscopy. How can I mask this taste better?
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There are different types of preps some with pills and other with liquids
check with your doctors office as to his preference and instructions for you specifically. ...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
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) instead of golytely to prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow?
My husband is going in for colonoscopy today. Is it ok to mix gatorade with colyte (polyethylene glycol)?
Yes: When colonoscopy is performed it its best for the colon to be clean. This can be accomplished with a liquid diet for 48 hrs preceding the procedure and no roughage for a few days before. Golytle is polyethylene glycol which draws fluid into the bowel and helps clean out the stool. Mixing with Gatoraide cant hurt. A fleets enema before also helps. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband is going in for colonoscopy today. Is it ok to use gatorade to mix with colyte (polyethylene glycol)?
No problem: GoLytely is a white powder in a 4 liter jug for reconstitution, containing 236 g polyethylene glycol 3350, 22.74 g sodium sulfate (anhydrous), 6.74 g sodium bicarbonate, 5.86 g sodium chloride and 2.97 g potassium chloride. It is employed as a colon diuretic to cleanse the bowel for colonoscopy. Additing or using Gatorade to the volumne is fine. ...Read more
Cn I start drinking miralax (polyethylene glycol) earlier in day like 11:00 & drinking it 30 min apart day b4 my colonoscopy opposed to starting @ 3 when suggested.
Probably ok: It's probably ok, as long as you follow all the other guidelines. But you will be extending the time from clearing out your bowels to when you can start eating again! ...Read more
I am getting a colonoscopy done. Can I take the dulcolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol) at the same time?
Colon prep: The bottom line in colon prep is to empty the colon to have a clean colon to visualize during the scope. If your Gastroenterologist given you the instruction to take them together, it is okay. ...Read more
I'm having colonoscopy tomorrow and I drank the miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep with lipton green tea 64 oz and I feel sick is this normal?
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