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

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.
Options Available. 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.

Related Questions

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

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. Read more...
Occasionally. Once in a while I use go lytely or similar bowel prep acutely in a severely constipated or patient with a fecal impaction. Read more...

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

Maybe. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has ingredients simialr to the peg preps like go-lytely. Howver, the commercial preps are balanced in the make-up of the chemicals and have been tested for safety and efficacy. The miralax/gatorade prep may not produce adequate cleansing so your procedure will be unsuccessful and will have to be redone. Also the electrolyte imbalance can be harmful, . Read more...
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...

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?

Colonoscopy Prep. I would not say this is normal, but do not be alarmed. I have heard many patients complain of such symptoms so it certainly is not unusual. This is the worst part of having a colonoscopy. 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...

How much polyethylene glycol 3350 nf should I take to prepare for my colonoscopy?

Colonoscopy prep. 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...

What else can I do for my colonoscopy if I can't drink the golytely (polyethylene glycol)?

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...