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Which Is Better Golytely Or Miralax Before A Colonoscopy
Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) instead of golytely to prepare for my colonoscopy tomorrow?
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
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
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?
I have drunk miralax (polyethylene glycol) all day ever 2/3 hours because I'm getting an endoscopy and colonoscopy tomorrow, but I just threw up a lot is this bad?
Lot of miralax (polyethylene glycol): Regurgitating too much miralax (polyethylene glycol) is not uncommon if the stomach gets overloaded and cant handle the volumn injested. I prefer GoLightly which adsorbs fluid into the small bowel and secondarily cleanses the colon. In spite of everything I still suggest a Fleet enema before going for the procedure. ...Read more
Had colonoscopy at 10:30 ate some food, now having diarrhea again. Totally loose like I had with prep. Prep was ducolax and miralax (polyethylene glycol). Is this normal?
Yes: Yes this is very normal and can take up to 48 hours to clear. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids to make sure you don't get dehydrated. ...Read more
Constipation problems. Taking miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stool is soft but its hard to pass. Had negative colonoscopy a month ago. I'm 25. Why is this happening.?
Neg colonoscopy endoscopy diagnosed with IBS c taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) spasm med feels like I need to go but it won't come out when does its so thin this common
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) sometimes, and I was wondering what can I do when it is time for a colonoscopy, for people who are used to stool softeners?
Had a colonoscopy done the other day and Dr said my colon was twisted and I have a bunch of scar tissue. Was told take miralax (polyethylene glycol) and bentyl. Normal?
I'm 11days post colonoscopy and no bowel movement. I have taken miralax (polyethylene glycol) but nothing. Is this normal?
No bowel movement: No this is not normal and you must see your doctor about this as soon as possible. ...Read more
I had an endoscope and colonoscopy 2 days ago and still have not had bowel movement. Should I take miralax (polyethylene glycol). I had 3 polyps removed.
I want to do a colon cleanse. My father had a colonoscopy, is it safe to follow his doctor's advice: 10mg of ducolax and 238g of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) w/ 64 oz.?
While: It could be safe, only a doctor can prescribe such treatment with knowledge of your medical history ...Read more
Having problems with constipation, bloating and loss of appetite. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) causes me to burp alot. I had a colonoscopy l-l/2 years ago that was normal.?
Diet: If you have had a full work-up for your constipation, including lab tests. And you've reviewed any medications that might cause constipation, like blood pressure medications, then I would suggest you work on diet. Some people need a lot of fiber. So lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also, the yogurt activia contains a probiotic that helps with constipation. ...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
7d post-colonoscopy, no BM, nausea, bloating, reflux, abd pain, back pain. Tried fiber supp, MiraLax, (polyethylene glycol) prune juice. How else can I wake up my colon?
Still not having a complete defecation, despite increasing fluid and fiber. What should I ask my gastroenterologist tues? Taking miralax, (polyethylene glycol) had colonoscop
So many options...: If no other tests than colonoscopy, go back to GI doctor to rule out metabolic disease (e.G hypothyroidism), partial obstruction, inflammation, anatomic defects (check colon), functional problem (e.G hirschprung's, etc.), more. You may get a colon transit study, anal manometry, defecography testing--to name a few. Pelvic retraining may help without drugs. Prostate checked? Had pelvic ct scan yet? ...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
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?
May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read more
I took miralax prep for colonoscopy tomorrow. Also 4 stool softeners as directed along with the broth jello diet. Started the cleanse at 4 p.m. still?
May take awhile:
The bowel prep for a colonoscopy can be very challenging to take. Because the goal is to clear your colon of stool completely, the regimen is very aggressive and you may be having bowel movements almost continuously until it is just clear liquid coming out. Depending on the regimen, you may also experience residual cramping as the effects of the laxative wear off. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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
Constipated; enema barely worked saw GI; given lactulose; only went 3x in 1mth. Colonoscopy;Dr said I have lazy colon &to take miralax QDother ideas?
Have sjogrens syndrome. Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber, h20, &miralax. Normal colonoscopy. Senokot (senna) results in normal BM. How often can I take?
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. Aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. Increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. If daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more
I've taken 3 Dulcolax tablets & all of my miralax powder/64 oz Gatorade mix but only had one minor bowel movement so far. My colonoscopy is tomorrow morning. What should I do to flush it all out?
Call doctor: You need to contact your doctor since you may end up not able to get the procedure done otherwise. ...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
Several: I like MoviPrep as it is only 2 liters and very well tolerated by patients and with excellent visualization. Suprep and osmo prep are other alternatives. Ask you endoscopist for options he/she is comfortable with. ...Read more
I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I'm unable to finish the last 32oz of golytley. Gagging)Can I finish the prep using mirilax and Gatorade? .
Almost equivalent: miralax (polyethylene glycol) is same ingredient of golytely, but mixing with gatorade would change the special salt/sugar balance of the lavage. Making cold, or even squeezing a bit of lemon may take the unpleasant sea-water effect of golytely too. Equally important is what you have been eating before the lavage - no solids and definitely no roughage like fruits and veggies. See how clear stools are becoming. ...Read more
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 more
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
I have to take polyethylene glycol to prepare for a colonoscopy. How can I mask this taste better?
Difficult: Try crystal light.Get a more detailed answer ›