Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 019011/001.

Names and composition

"GOLYTELY" is the commercial name of a drug composed of POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 and POTASSIUM CHLORIDE and SODIUM BICARBONATE and SODIUM CHLORIDE and SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019011/001 GOLYTELY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
019011/002 GOLYTELY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 227.1GM per PACKET and 2.82GM per PACKET and 6.36GM per PACKET and 5.53GM per PACKET and 21.5GM per PACKET

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018983/004 COLYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 227.1GM per PACKET and 2.82GM per PACKET and 6.36GM per PACKET and 5.53GM per PACKET and 21.5GM per PACKET
018983/005 COLYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 120GM per PACKET and 1.49GM per PACKET and 3.36GM per PACKET and 2.92GM per PACKET and 11.36GM per PACKET
018983/006 COLYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 360GM per PACKET and 4.47GM per PACKET and 10.08GM per PACKET and 8.76GM per PACKET and 34.08GM per PACKET
018983/007 COLYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
018983/008 COLYTE-FLAVORED POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 227.1GM per BOT and 2.82GM per BOT and 6.36GM per BOT and 5.53GM per BOT and 21.5GM per BOT
018983/009 COLYTE-FLAVORED POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
018983/010 COLYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 227.1GM per BOT and 2.82GM per BOT and 6.36GM per BOT and 5.53GM per BOT and 21.5GM per BOT
018983/012 COLYTE WITH FLAVOR PACKS POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
019011/001 GOLYTELY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
019011/002 GOLYTELY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 227.1GM per PACKET and 2.82GM per PACKET and 6.36GM per PACKET and 5.53GM per PACKET and 21.5GM per PACKET
071278/001 E-Z-EM PREP LYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
071320/001 COLOVAGE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 227.1GM per PACKET and 2.82GM per PACKET and 6.36GM per PACKET and 5.53GM per PACKET and 21.5GM per PACKET
072319/001 GLYCOPREP POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
073098/001 PEG-LYTE POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
073428/001 CO-LAV POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
073433/001 GO-EVAC POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SUSPENSION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
090186/001 PEG 3350 AND ELECTROLYTES POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
090231/001 PEG 3350 AND ELECTROLYTES POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT
090712/001 POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 AND ELECTROLYTES POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 240GM per BOT and 2.98GM per BOT and 6.72GM per BOT and 5.84GM per BOT and 22.72GM per BOT
090928/001 PEG 3350 AND ELECTROLYTES POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS FOR SOLUTION/ORAL 236GM per BOT and 2.97GM per BOT and 6.74GM per BOT and 5.86GM per BOT and 22.74GM per BOT

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The medication called GoLytely?
Im already aware of all this, i was just asking if using soda might have made the medicine not work. or does it make a difference to use water or soda. Asked by Delena Smrekar 1 year ago.

Also known as Magnesium Citrate. I received it from the hospital for my pretty serious constipation. I was told to take it with anything clear. The nurse also told me i can use clear soda like sprite. When i took it, it was supposed to clean me out, and it didn't really work. Did using the soda instead of water make the medicine not work? Answered by Lincoln Remmele 1 year ago.

MagCitrate and GoLytely are two different things. If you drank the entire liter of GoLytely, you should be going and going and going. Are you sure you drank enough? It is used to completely clean out the colon before a colonoscopy or some surgeries and I have seen it work very very well on every patient that has ever drank it. Answered by Bobbie Guridi 1 year ago.

Did you take the amount you were directed to? GoLytely is used to prep bowels before surgery and is not the same as Magnesium Citrate, it is Polyethylene Glycol and electrolytes. Answered by Matilde Boals 1 year ago.

If it didn't work in six hours there is something else going on besides regular constipation. You should see a doctor. Answered by Jeanelle Dinkins 1 year ago.

i have no clue but try using water i guess it was the sprite contents that didnt make it work idk. but try water instead since it has nothing in it. Answered by Porter Nederostek 1 year ago.


What is the dif between nulytely,golytely, and nulytely?
oh i am am sorry i put nu twice i ment halflytely Asked by Lilliana Magraw 1 year ago.

GoLytely was the original PEG lavage bowel cleanser; it performed well but tasted like sea water; you had to drink 1 gallon of the liquid. NuLytely is a much better tasting lavage; still have to drink 1 gallon. HalfLytely is a big improvement; you take two basacodyl tablets and later you only have to drink 2 quarts of a pretty good tasting lavage. I have taken all three at various times and vastly prefer HalfLytely. Answered by Shaquana Ollila 1 year ago.

What Is Golytely Answered by Ying Pruette 1 year ago.

um no clue...The golytely is awful tasting though...ugh. It makes me crenge every time I think of it. The Nulytely looks like it tastes better. Answered by Bethany Chenaille 1 year ago.

If golytely is nulytely then it can only be used once in the same question. Answered by Frances Dequattro 1 year ago.

the difference is thats its half a gallon... thats the only difference Answered by Stacia Schommer 1 year ago.

It is very important to clean out your bowel the night before your CT colonography examination so that the radiologist can clearly see any polyps that might be present. You will be asked to take either a set of pills or a cathartic liquid. Some common preparations are the Fleet Prep Kit 1 (aqueous phosphate -soda and Bisacodyl) and NuLytely® or Go-Lytely® (Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions). PEG or Golytely is a non-absorbable solution that should pass through the bowel without net absorption or secretion. Significant fluid and electrolyte shifts are therefore avoided. Large volumes (4L) are still required to achieve a cathartic effect. Products: Colyte -- Flavors: Cherry, Citrus-Berry, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Pineapple Golytely -- Flavors: Pineapple Dosing: No solid food for at least two hours prior to ingestion of the solution. 240 mL (8 oz.) every 10 minutes until rectal output is clear or 4 L are consumed. Dosage for nasogastric administration is 20-30mL/min (1.2-1.8L/hr). Evidence: PEG is more effective and better tolerated than the diet combined with cathartic regimens that were used prior to 1980. PEG is also safer and more effective than high volume balanced electrolyte solutions. PEG is safer (less production of hydrogen gas), more effective, and better tolerated by patients than mannitol-based solutions. Although PEG is generally well tolerated, 5-15% of patients do not complete the preparation because of poor palatability and/or large volume. Recommendations: PEG is a faster, more effective, and better-tolerated method for cleansing the colon than a restricted diet combined with cathartics, high volume gut lavage, or mannitol (Grade IA). PEG is safer than osmotic laxatives/NaP for patients with electrolyte or fluid imbalances such as renal or liver insufficiency, congestive heart failure, or liver failure and is therefore preferable in these patient groups. SF-ELS (Sulfate Free-Electrolyte Lavage Solution) PEG-based lavage solution without sodium sulphate was developed by Fordtran et al. (60) in an attempt to improve the smell and taste of PEG solutions. The improved taste was due to a decrease in potassium concentration, increase in chloride concentration, as well as a complete absence of sodium sulfate. The elimination of sodium sulfate results in a lower luminal sodium concentration. Therefore, the mechanism of action is dependent on the osmotic effects of PEG. Products: Nulytely -- Flavors: Cherry, Lemon-lime, Orange, Pineapple TriLyte -- Flavors: Cherry, Citrus-Berry, Lemon-lime, Orange, Pineapple. Dosing: No solid food for at least 2 hours prior to taking the solution. 240 mL (8 oz.) every 10 minutes until rectal output is clear or 4L are consumed. Dosage for nasogastric administration is 20-30mL/min (1.2-1.8 L/hr). Pediatric (older than 6 months of age) dose is 25mL/kg/hr until rectal effluent is clear. Evidence: SF-PEG is less salty, more palatable, and comparable to PEG in terms of effective colonic cleansing and overall patient tolerance. Recommendations: SF-PEG is comparable to PEG in terms of safety, effectiveness, and tolerance. SF-PEG is better tasting, but still requires the consumption of 4L in its standard regimen. SF-PEG is an acceptable alternative lavage solution when a PEG-based lavage solution is required Low Volume PEG/PEG-3350 (Polyethylene Glycol-3350) and Bisacodyl Delayed- Release Tablets Low volume PEG solutions were developed in an attempt to improve patient tolerance. In order to reduce the amount of volume of lavage solution required and reduce volume-related symptoms such as bloating and cramping while maintaining efficacy, bisacodyl and magnesium citrate are administered. Products: Halflytely -- Flavors: Lemon-lime Dosing: Only clear liquids on the day of the preparation. Dosage is 4 bisacodyl delayed-release tablets (5mg) at noon. Wait for bowel movement or maximum of 6 hours. 240mL (8oz.) every 10 minutes until 2L are consumed. Evidence: Multiple studies have compared full volume (4L) PEG with low volume (2L) PEG combined with magnesium citrate or bisacodyl. These studies have demonstrated equal efficacy of colonic cleansing, but with improved overall patient tolerance. Low volume PEG without any dietary restrictions has recently been suggested to provide better quality colon cleansing than whole-dose with no significant impact on either tolerability or adverse effects. Recommendations: Two liter PEG regimens combined with bisacodyl (i.e. Halflytely) or magnesium citrateare equally effective when compared with standard 4L PEG regimens but are better tolerated and therefore may be the PEG preparation of choice (Grade IA). Additional studies comparing 2L regimens with NaP would be beneficial Low Volume PEG-3350 and Bisacodyl Delayed- Release Tablets An additional low-volume PEG 3350 without electrolytes with adjuncts such as bisacodyl has also been used. Products: Miralax Dosing: Clear liquids only the day of the preparation. Dosage is 4 bisacodyl delayed-released tablets (5 mg) at noon. Wait for bowel movement or maximum of 6 hours. 240mL (8oz.) of clear liquid containing 1 capful of Miralaxevery 10 minutes until 2L are consumed. Evidence: studies that have compared full-volume (4L) PEG with low-volume (2L) PEG 3350 combined with bisacodyl have clearly demonstrated an equal efficacy in terms of colonic cleansing and improved overall patient tolerance. Recommendations: Two-liter PEG 3350 regimens combined with bisacodyl (i.e. Miralax) are equally effective when compared with standard 4L PEG. In conclusion, Nulytely as compared to golytely has more chloride concentraiton, less potassium chloride and absence of sodium sulfate and thus less sodium concentration. Halflytely on the other hand uses Bisacodyl and Magnesium Citrate is better tolerated because the volume used is half and thus cause volume-related symptoms of bloating and cramping in patientsand thus are better tolerated. Answered by Suzie Thiessen 1 year ago.


Golytely like thing without prescription constipation reliever?
i am 20 years old i have this odd stomach thing that happens every once in awhile where i get labor like pains that are like contractions they are really painful and extreme diarrhea i had to have a colonoscopy a month or two ago and had to take golytely and i did not have that stomach thing happen for a wile and... Asked by Lurline Schuette 1 year ago.

i am 20 years old i have this odd stomach thing that happens every once in awhile where i get labor like pains that are like contractions they are really painful and extreme diarrhea i had to have a colonoscopy a month or two ago and had to take golytely and i did not have that stomach thing happen for a wile and felt better then i normally do for a week or so i am trying to avoid the stomach prob at all cost and if i could get golyely without a prescription i would do that i had no pain what so ever when i took it is there anything out there that works like it that painlessly brings water to the colon and just flushes it out NOT something that contracts the muscles something that flushes Answered by Rosella Worstel 1 year ago.

GoLytely is a PEG based laxative that you drink in large quantities as a bowel cleanser. Miralax is likewise a PEG based osmotic laxative that is available over the counter. Answered by Niesha Rennemeyer 1 year ago.

Golytely Cost Answered by Shaniqua Whiters 1 year ago.

Goletely is ONLY used before a colon oscopy. Not any other time as it removes all the good bacteria as well as the bad. Talk to your doctor about a similiar prescription drug. Answered by Laureen Sequin 1 year ago.


Alternative to golytely?
I am having trouble with partial bowel obstructions. Doc prescribed golytely but not working anymore. I need an alternative that will work fast like an hour. Tried osmoprep pills but they take so long to kick in. I wonder if moviprep would be basically same as golytely? Asked by Astrid Deltoro 1 year ago.

Yes they are basically the same thing. They both contain very similar medications to induce bowel movements. You can try some Magnesium Citrate OTC ( very fast acting ). A lot of doctors in my area also recommend Fleets PhosoSoda OTC to their patients for colon prep, so you could try that as well. If you have tried that and still nothing, the best bet is always to talk to your doc about how the golytely just isn't cutting it anymore. Answered by Stefanie Teitenberg 1 year ago.


Have you ever taken GoLYTELY® ?
I have to take this gallon stuff tonite for my Colonoscopy tommorow evening. Is there anything I can do to make this stuff taste better? What was your experience? Asked by Lashon Haarstad 1 year ago.

Oh good god yes I have. Sometime if you put the stuff in juice it helps but not much. Just think of strawberries when you drink it. I know it's gnarly. But the worst part is the severe diarrhea. When I say sit next to the bathroom I mean it. When I had to take that stuff before surgery I had the worst diarrhea that was literally projectile!!! Just don't go far from the bathroom and in the morning you will be better. I am a nurse and whenever we have to prep a patient for something with GoLytely we always say, "Time for GoNotSoLytely." Answered by Mickey Bonamico 1 year ago.

No, I refuse to take it and insist on an alternative. So far I have been able to use the Fleet Phospha Soda which I chugg and then chase it with lots of other clear good tasting beverages. Once even used pulp free margarita mix with Patron added. Now that the Phospha soda was removed from the market (because people and doctors didn't read directions and precautions) I will have to find a new alternative. Answered by Alyse Wrightsel 1 year ago.

Yes, I have. Making it ice cold helps a little - but no matter what you do - it tastes awful! Answered by Pamela Manalo 1 year ago.


What else can I do for my colonoscopy. I can't drink the golytely?
I seriously can't drink the golytely. I can't finish half if it. I really don't want to cancel my colonoscopy. I'm crying from how disgusting it is and how close to throwing up. Please someone help. This is torture. Asked by Norine Klinglesmith 1 year ago.

i know how gross it is but its absolutely essential that you finish the golytely. What you can do is add water flavor enhancer or crystal light powder to give it a better flavor Answered by Les Blazon 1 year ago.

Have a friend, neighbor, or close relative give you a series of enemas the day before the procedure. This is not as effective a golytely but it will still work. Answered by Delphia Usina 1 year ago.


GoLytely HELP!! Need suggestions.?
Tomorrow (yes on Easter) I have to drink GoLytely for Monday's colonoscopy. That stuff is horrid. Any tips? I browsed through old questions on this. Straw, chilled, etc. Got that but I don't think that is enough. I remember having to drink this before and I kept gagging and spitting it back up. Was thinking... Asked by Amber Planas 1 year ago.

Tomorrow (yes on Easter) I have to drink GoLytely for Monday's colonoscopy. That stuff is horrid. Any tips? I browsed through old questions on this. Straw, chilled, etc. Got that but I don't think that is enough. I remember having to drink this before and I kept gagging and spitting it back up. Was thinking of sucking on a lemon between sips/drinks (lemon flavor), anyone try that? Answered by Stuart Beukelman 1 year ago.

This won't help you; but, for the others who will face this remember that you do have rights. Speak up and tell your doctor you refuse to take any PEG based laxative. There are alternatives to PEG bulk laxatives. I once asked my doctor if GoLytley was available in enema form. The doctor responded "No, and why would you ask?" to which I responded "Because I was going to tell you what you could do with you're GoLytely". Answered by Phylis Wannlund 1 year ago.

Diet lemon cordial, barley sugar. They are the tips I've been given. Doesn't make any difference as I still get to the point where I gag on the stuff. Maybe watch that 2008 Rick Gervaise movie "Ghost Town". Yeah, I know he dies briefly before being revived, but the start... where he's lining up the bowel prep.. it's a hoot and you don't feel so alone as you are gag and try to force another glass down. Good luck and best wishes for a negative result. Answered by Ricardo Angeloff 1 year ago.


GoLytely Solution??????????
they prescribed it to me for constipation and it really sucks, i was kinda iffy about drinking it. the jug says not to eat within 2 hours of drinking, so can i eat solids after 2 hours? Asked by Albert Kordus 1 year ago.

Long time. Like all day, sorry I know its not fun. Answered by Bambi Reagen 1 year ago.


The medication called GoLytely?
Im already aware of all this, i was just asking if using soda might have made the medicine not work. or does it make a difference to use water or soda. Asked by Gerardo Riedel 1 year ago.

Also known as Magnesium Citrate. I received it from the hospital for my pretty serious constipation. I was told to take it with anything clear. The nurse also told me i can use clear soda like sprite. When i took it, it was supposed to clean me out, and it didn't really work. Did using the soda instead of water make the medicine not work? Answered by Oma Ferreira 1 year ago.

MagCitrate and GoLytely are two different things. If you drank the entire liter of GoLytely, you should be going and going and going. Are you sure you drank enough? It is used to completely clean out the colon before a colonoscopy or some surgeries and I have seen it work very very well on every patient that has ever drank it. Answered by Dianna Deakyne 1 year ago.

Did you take the amount you were directed to? GoLytely is used to prep bowels before surgery and is not the same as Magnesium Citrate, it is Polyethylene Glycol and electrolytes. Answered by Junko Malahan 1 year ago.

If it didn't work in six hours there is something else going on besides regular constipation. You should see a doctor. Answered by Gay Kilman 1 year ago.

i have no clue but try using water i guess it was the sprite contents that didnt make it work idk. but try water instead since it has nothing in it. Answered by Ricki Whyard 1 year ago.


What is the dif between nulytely,golytely, and nulytely?
oh i am am sorry i put nu twice i ment halflytely Asked by Takisha Trusler 1 year ago.

GoLytely was the original PEG lavage bowel cleanser; it performed well but tasted like sea water; you had to drink 1 gallon of the liquid. NuLytely is a much better tasting lavage; still have to drink 1 gallon. HalfLytely is a big improvement; you take two basacodyl tablets and later you only have to drink 2 quarts of a pretty good tasting lavage. I have taken all three at various times and vastly prefer HalfLytely. Answered by Arianna Kakowski 1 year ago.

What Is Golytely Answered by Shaneka Martens 1 year ago.

um no clue...The golytely is awful tasting though...ugh. It makes me crenge every time I think of it. The Nulytely looks like it tastes better. Answered by Hae Palfreyman 1 year ago.

If golytely is nulytely then it can only be used once in the same question. Answered by Johana Kirkham 1 year ago.

the difference is thats its half a gallon... thats the only difference Answered by Kelsey Daimaru 1 year ago.

It is very important to clean out your bowel the night before your CT colonography examination so that the radiologist can clearly see any polyps that might be present. You will be asked to take either a set of pills or a cathartic liquid. Some common preparations are the Fleet Prep Kit 1 (aqueous phosphate -soda and Bisacodyl) and NuLytely® or Go-Lytely® (Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions). PEG or Golytely is a non-absorbable solution that should pass through the bowel without net absorption or secretion. Significant fluid and electrolyte shifts are therefore avoided. Large volumes (4L) are still required to achieve a cathartic effect. Products: Colyte -- Flavors: Cherry, Citrus-Berry, Lemon-Lime, Orange, Pineapple Golytely -- Flavors: Pineapple Dosing: No solid food for at least two hours prior to ingestion of the solution. 240 mL (8 oz.) every 10 minutes until rectal output is clear or 4 L are consumed. Dosage for nasogastric administration is 20-30mL/min (1.2-1.8L/hr). Evidence: PEG is more effective and better tolerated than the diet combined with cathartic regimens that were used prior to 1980. PEG is also safer and more effective than high volume balanced electrolyte solutions. PEG is safer (less production of hydrogen gas), more effective, and better tolerated by patients than mannitol-based solutions. Although PEG is generally well tolerated, 5-15% of patients do not complete the preparation because of poor palatability and/or large volume. Recommendations: PEG is a faster, more effective, and better-tolerated method for cleansing the colon than a restricted diet combined with cathartics, high volume gut lavage, or mannitol (Grade IA). PEG is safer than osmotic laxatives/NaP for patients with electrolyte or fluid imbalances such as renal or liver insufficiency, congestive heart failure, or liver failure and is therefore preferable in these patient groups. SF-ELS (Sulfate Free-Electrolyte Lavage Solution) PEG-based lavage solution without sodium sulphate was developed by Fordtran et al. (60) in an attempt to improve the smell and taste of PEG solutions. The improved taste was due to a decrease in potassium concentration, increase in chloride concentration, as well as a complete absence of sodium sulfate. The elimination of sodium sulfate results in a lower luminal sodium concentration. Therefore, the mechanism of action is dependent on the osmotic effects of PEG. Products: Nulytely -- Flavors: Cherry, Lemon-lime, Orange, Pineapple TriLyte -- Flavors: Cherry, Citrus-Berry, Lemon-lime, Orange, Pineapple. Dosing: No solid food for at least 2 hours prior to taking the solution. 240 mL (8 oz.) every 10 minutes until rectal output is clear or 4L are consumed. Dosage for nasogastric administration is 20-30mL/min (1.2-1.8 L/hr). Pediatric (older than 6 months of age) dose is 25mL/kg/hr until rectal effluent is clear. Evidence: SF-PEG is less salty, more palatable, and comparable to PEG in terms of effective colonic cleansing and overall patient tolerance. Recommendations: SF-PEG is comparable to PEG in terms of safety, effectiveness, and tolerance. SF-PEG is better tasting, but still requires the consumption of 4L in its standard regimen. SF-PEG is an acceptable alternative lavage solution when a PEG-based lavage solution is required Low Volume PEG/PEG-3350 (Polyethylene Glycol-3350) and Bisacodyl Delayed- Release Tablets Low volume PEG solutions were developed in an attempt to improve patient tolerance. In order to reduce the amount of volume of lavage solution required and reduce volume-related symptoms such as bloating and cramping while maintaining efficacy, bisacodyl and magnesium citrate are administered. Products: Halflytely -- Flavors: Lemon-lime Dosing: Only clear liquids on the day of the preparation. Dosage is 4 bisacodyl delayed-release tablets (5mg) at noon. Wait for bowel movement or maximum of 6 hours. 240mL (8oz.) every 10 minutes until 2L are consumed. Evidence: Multiple studies have compared full volume (4L) PEG with low volume (2L) PEG combined with magnesium citrate or bisacodyl. These studies have demonstrated equal efficacy of colonic cleansing, but with improved overall patient tolerance. Low volume PEG without any dietary restrictions has recently been suggested to provide better quality colon cleansing than whole-dose with no significant impact on either tolerability or adverse effects. Recommendations: Two liter PEG regimens combined with bisacodyl (i.e. Halflytely) or magnesium citrateare equally effective when compared with standard 4L PEG regimens but are better tolerated and therefore may be the PEG preparation of choice (Grade IA). Additional studies comparing 2L regimens with NaP would be beneficial Low Volume PEG-3350 and Bisacodyl Delayed- Release Tablets An additional low-volume PEG 3350 without electrolytes with adjuncts such as bisacodyl has also been used. Products: Miralax Dosing: Clear liquids only the day of the preparation. Dosage is 4 bisacodyl delayed-released tablets (5 mg) at noon. Wait for bowel movement or maximum of 6 hours. 240mL (8oz.) of clear liquid containing 1 capful of Miralaxevery 10 minutes until 2L are consumed. Evidence: studies that have compared full-volume (4L) PEG with low-volume (2L) PEG 3350 combined with bisacodyl have clearly demonstrated an equal efficacy in terms of colonic cleansing and improved overall patient tolerance. Recommendations: Two-liter PEG 3350 regimens combined with bisacodyl (i.e. Miralax) are equally effective when compared with standard 4L PEG. In conclusion, Nulytely as compared to golytely has more chloride concentraiton, less potassium chloride and absence of sodium sulfate and thus less sodium concentration. Halflytely on the other hand uses Bisacodyl and Magnesium Citrate is better tolerated because the volume used is half and thus cause volume-related symptoms of bloating and cramping in patientsand thus are better tolerated. Answered by Russ Juart 1 year ago.


Golytely like thing without prescription constipation reliever?
i am 20 years old i have this odd stomach thing that happens every once in awhile where i get labor like pains that are like contractions they are really painful and extreme diarrhea i had to have a colonoscopy a month or two ago and had to take golytely and i did not have that stomach thing happen for a wile and... Asked by Latrice Fesler 1 year ago.

i am 20 years old i have this odd stomach thing that happens every once in awhile where i get labor like pains that are like contractions they are really painful and extreme diarrhea i had to have a colonoscopy a month or two ago and had to take golytely and i did not have that stomach thing happen for a wile and felt better then i normally do for a week or so i am trying to avoid the stomach prob at all cost and if i could get golyely without a prescription i would do that i had no pain what so ever when i took it is there anything out there that works like it that painlessly brings water to the colon and just flushes it out NOT something that contracts the muscles something that flushes Answered by Darleen Eames 1 year ago.

GoLytely is a PEG based laxative that you drink in large quantities as a bowel cleanser. Miralax is likewise a PEG based osmotic laxative that is available over the counter. Answered by Madeleine Bagheri 1 year ago.

Golytely Cost Answered by Matilda Henby 1 year ago.

Goletely is ONLY used before a colon oscopy. Not any other time as it removes all the good bacteria as well as the bad. Talk to your doctor about a similiar prescription drug. Answered by Onie Karle 1 year ago.


Alternative to golytely?
I am having trouble with partial bowel obstructions. Doc prescribed golytely but not working anymore. I need an alternative that will work fast like an hour. Tried osmoprep pills but they take so long to kick in. I wonder if moviprep would be basically same as golytely? Asked by Kit Brehm 1 year ago.

Yes they are basically the same thing. They both contain very similar medications to induce bowel movements. You can try some Magnesium Citrate OTC ( very fast acting ). A lot of doctors in my area also recommend Fleets PhosoSoda OTC to their patients for colon prep, so you could try that as well. If you have tried that and still nothing, the best bet is always to talk to your doc about how the golytely just isn't cutting it anymore. Answered by Kiyoko Oare 1 year ago.


Have you ever taken GoLYTELY® ?
I have to take this gallon stuff tonite for my Colonoscopy tommorow evening. Is there anything I can do to make this stuff taste better? What was your experience? Asked by Trevor Livingston 1 year ago.

Oh good god yes I have. Sometime if you put the stuff in juice it helps but not much. Just think of strawberries when you drink it. I know it's gnarly. But the worst part is the severe diarrhea. When I say sit next to the bathroom I mean it. When I had to take that stuff before surgery I had the worst diarrhea that was literally projectile!!! Just don't go far from the bathroom and in the morning you will be better. I am a nurse and whenever we have to prep a patient for something with GoLytely we always say, "Time for GoNotSoLytely." Answered by Jan Miramontes 1 year ago.

No, I refuse to take it and insist on an alternative. So far I have been able to use the Fleet Phospha Soda which I chugg and then chase it with lots of other clear good tasting beverages. Once even used pulp free margarita mix with Patron added. Now that the Phospha soda was removed from the market (because people and doctors didn't read directions and precautions) I will have to find a new alternative. Answered by Luis Inglish 1 year ago.

Yes, I have. Making it ice cold helps a little - but no matter what you do - it tastes awful! Answered by Yuri Garrick 1 year ago.


What else can I do for my colonoscopy. I can't drink the golytely?
I seriously can't drink the golytely. I can't finish half if it. I really don't want to cancel my colonoscopy. I'm crying from how disgusting it is and how close to throwing up. Please someone help. This is torture. Asked by Sarah Lori 1 year ago.

i know how gross it is but its absolutely essential that you finish the golytely. What you can do is add water flavor enhancer or crystal light powder to give it a better flavor Answered by Genaro Carpino 1 year ago.

Have a friend, neighbor, or close relative give you a series of enemas the day before the procedure. This is not as effective a golytely but it will still work. Answered by Neil Schweikert 1 year ago.


GoLytely HELP!! Need suggestions.?
Tomorrow (yes on Easter) I have to drink GoLytely for Monday's colonoscopy. That stuff is horrid. Any tips? I browsed through old questions on this. Straw, chilled, etc. Got that but I don't think that is enough. I remember having to drink this before and I kept gagging and spitting it back up. Was thinking... Asked by Lenard Liwanag 1 year ago.

Tomorrow (yes on Easter) I have to drink GoLytely for Monday's colonoscopy. That stuff is horrid. Any tips? I browsed through old questions on this. Straw, chilled, etc. Got that but I don't think that is enough. I remember having to drink this before and I kept gagging and spitting it back up. Was thinking of sucking on a lemon between sips/drinks (lemon flavor), anyone try that? Answered by Hong Birk 1 year ago.

This won't help you; but, for the others who will face this remember that you do have rights. Speak up and tell your doctor you refuse to take any PEG based laxative. There are alternatives to PEG bulk laxatives. I once asked my doctor if GoLytley was available in enema form. The doctor responded "No, and why would you ask?" to which I responded "Because I was going to tell you what you could do with you're GoLytely". Answered by Kesha Melott 1 year ago.

Diet lemon cordial, barley sugar. They are the tips I've been given. Doesn't make any difference as I still get to the point where I gag on the stuff. Maybe watch that 2008 Rick Gervaise movie "Ghost Town". Yeah, I know he dies briefly before being revived, but the start... where he's lining up the bowel prep.. it's a hoot and you don't feel so alone as you are gag and try to force another glass down. Good luck and best wishes for a negative result. Answered by Ethan Brodi 1 year ago.


GoLytely Solution??????????
they prescribed it to me for constipation and it really sucks, i was kinda iffy about drinking it. the jug says not to eat within 2 hours of drinking, so can i eat solids after 2 hours? Asked by Teofila Burttram 1 year ago.

Long time. Like all day, sorry I know its not fun. Answered by Alec Calkin 1 year ago.


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