use of golytely

Golytely, Nulytely, Trilyte and Colyte can be used in the same manner. Any of these bowel cleansing agents can be used alone or in conjunction with over the counter laxatives like bisacodyl or magnesium citrate. If an over the counter laxative is also recommended by your physician, it is usually used about 1 hour before the bowel cleansing agent. There are 2 main ways to take your bowel cleansing agent: the day before regimen or the split dose regimen.

Day-Before Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy Using Colyte (Alaven), GoLYTELY (Braintree), NuLYTELY (Braintree), TriLyte (Alaven)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Mix your bowel prep agent with water as instructed in the package label.
  • Refrigerate to chill.
  • Starting at 5.00-6.00PM, Drink the bowel prep agent at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until 4L is completed.

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • You may take your morning medications as usual unless as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

Split-Dose Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy Using Colyte (Alaven), GoLYTELY (Braintree), NuLYTELY (Braintree), TriLyte (Alaven)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Mix your bowel prep agent with water as instructed in the package label.
  • Refrigerate to chill.
  • Starting at 5.00-6.00PM, Drink the 1st half of the bowel prep agent at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until 2L is completed.

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • Drink the 2nd half of the bowel prep agent (2L). Start 4hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy. Drink at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until finished. Be sure to finish 2 hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour in addition to your prep agent. Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

Day-Before Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy Using Colyte (Alaven), GoLYTELY (Braintree), NuLYTELY (Braintree), OR TriLyte (Alaven) and Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Take 4 tablets of bisacodyl (Dulcolax) around 3.00-4.00PM.
  • Mix your bowel prep agent with water as instructed in the package label.
  • Refrigerate to chill.
  • Starting at 5.00-6.00PM, Drink the bowel prep agent at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until 4L is completed.

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • You may take your morning medications as usual unless as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

Split-Dose Bowel Preparation for Colonoscopy Using Colyte (Alaven), GoLYTELY (Braintree), NuLYTELY (Braintree), TriLyte (Alaven) and Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Take 4 tablets of bisacodyl (Dulcolax) around 3.00-4.00PM.
  • Mix your bowel prep agent with water as instructed in the package label.
  • Refrigerate to chill.
  • Starting at 5.00-6.00PM, Drink the 1st half of the bowel prep agent at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until 2L is completed.

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • Drink the 2nd half of the bowel prep agent (2L). Start 4hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy. Drink at a rate of 8oz every 10-15mins until finished. Be sure to finish 2 hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour in addition to your prep agent. Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

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