HALFLYTELY Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 021551/002.

Names and composition

"HALFLYTELY" is the commercial name of a drug composed of BISACODYL and POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 and POTASSIUM CHLORIDE and SODIUM BICARBONATE and SODIUM CHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
021551/002 HALFLYTELY BISACODYL; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION, TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG,N per A and N per A,210GM and N per A,0.74GM and N per A,2.86GM and N per A,5.6GM
021551/003 HALFLYTELY BISACODYL; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION, TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG,N per A and N per A,210GM and N per A,0.74GM and N per A,2.86GM and N per A,5.6GM **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
202217/001 PEG-3350, SODIUM CHLORIDE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE AND BISACODYL BISACODYL; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION, TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG,N per A and N per A,210GM and N per A,0.74GM and N per A,2.86GM and N per A,5.6GM
021551/002 HALFLYTELY BISACODYL; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION, TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG,N per A and N per A,210GM and N per A,0.74GM and N per A,2.86GM and N per A,5.6GM
021551/003 HALFLYTELY BISACODYL; POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350; POTASSIUM CHLORIDE; SODIUM BICARBONATE; SODIUM CHLORIDE FOR SOLUTION, TABLET, DELAYED RELEASE/ORAL 5MG,N per A and N per A,210GM and N per A,0.74GM and N per A,2.86GM and N per A,5.6GM **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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What is the differnce between nulytely and halflytely for colonoscopy prep?
Asked by Ronny Schladweiler 1 month ago.

I think halflytely involves pills + liquid to drink, and nulytely is all liquid. Either way, make sure you drink LOTS of water, as any of these preps will dehydrate you. Answered by Floretta Wachsmuth 1 month ago.

Both are a PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) Electrolyte solution designed to have you evacuate your intestinal track. The difference is that the Nulytely (GoLytely) requires you consume 4 liters (more than a gallon) of this substance that has the consistency of slimy mucus. The Halflytely is so names because you only consume 2 liters of the solution and follow with 2 (no longer 20) Bisacodyl tablets. The reason for the reduced number of Bisacodyl tablets is that there has been reports of ischemic colitis in patients with use of HalfLytely and 20 mg Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit. There are other alternatives including taking a large quantity of Miralax (also a PEG) and some others. The lawyers and perhaps the PEG industry have succeeded in getting the Phospha Soda prep (my choice) recalled and removed from the list of approved preps because of some reported incidents of kidney failure. Answered by Ha Pressman 1 month ago.

Braintree Laboratories, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the HalfLytely(R) and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit (peg-3350, sodium chloride, sodium bicarbonate, potassium chloride for oral solution and bisacodyl delayed release tablets) as a prescription preparation for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy. HalfLytely(R) enables patients to ingest half the volume of solution traditionally required with a significant reduction in bowel-prep related discomfort, according to clinical trial results. The HalfLytely(R) and Bisacodyl Tablets Bowel Prep Kit also maintains efficacy comparable to the category-leading NuLytely(R) (PEG-3350, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Bicarbonate and Potassium Chloride for Oral Solution). HalfLytely (2L NULYTELY + 20mg bisacodyl) Answered by Esther Dalen 1 month ago.

Does it really matter you're going to have something up your *** anyways D: Answered by Ja Crockwell 1 month ago.


Halflytely for colonoscopy?
im 14 and i've drunk 3 8 ounces cups of the halflytely so far..its not too bad..how much do i have to drink..whats the minium my doctor said to drink as much as i can but i'm wondering how much the minium iss? How much is in the halflytely bottle? I'm thinking i should drink at least 2/3 but i dont know... Asked by Elvira Morman 1 month ago.

im 14 and i've drunk 3 8 ounces cups of the halflytely so far..its not too bad..how much do i have to drink..whats the minium my doctor said to drink as much as i can but i'm wondering how much the minium iss? How much is in the halflytely bottle? I'm thinking i should drink at least 2/3 but i dont know how much is in there haha Answered by Danita Spain 1 month ago.

After you take this product, it goes through your intestines and causes you to have a liquid stool (bowel movement). This cleans the body waste out of your colon so your doctor can clearly see the inside of your intestines. So you keep drinking it until your intestine is empty, you should be passing brown liquid from your butt and once that liquid is 'clear' stop drinking. That is why your Doctor said to drink as much as you can, because once the bowel turns to brown liquid, you really do not want to drink anymore. Best of Luck Answered by Monserrate Leben 1 month ago.


Questions about the prep for colonoscopy [halflytely] HELPPPP!!!?
it says it's for adultsand even tho i'm 19, i sure the hell dont look iti'm only 100 pounds & 5' 2 1/2"i started the prep today, and when i took those pills, i had a BM within about 3 hours & then another 5 minutes later & it was already clear-looking.i've been drinking the gross... Asked by Isaura Caravetta 1 month ago.

it says it's for adults and even tho i'm 19, i sure the hell dont look it i'm only 100 pounds & 5' 2 1/2" i started the prep today, and when i took those pills, i had a BM within about 3 hours & then another 5 minutes later & it was already clear-looking. i've been drinking the gross stuff, but i really cant drink 8 oz. every 15 minutes like they told me to since i only weigh 100 pounds, is that bad if i don't finish it? and since i'm so small, about how many ounces do you think it would take for my colon to be cleared out? [i already had about 15 BMs & i'm on my 3rd ounce now] Answered by Chrissy Ramiscal 1 month ago.

Its not dosed on weight. Get through as much of it as you can. Wouldn't it be awful if you went through all that and the cleanout wasn't good enough to see what needed to be seen? Then you get to have the experience of having a barium enema (in many cases), which I hear is even less fun than a colonoscopy. Best case for a bad prep is doing it all again in 6 months or a year. Persevere! Good luck with the procedure tomorrow. I'm anesthetizing a dozen patients just like you tomorrow for their colonoscopies. Answered by Almeda Artz 1 month ago.

The Barium Enema is not that bad as the other writer said. I had one when I was about 36 and I though the drink would be horrid and it wasn't that bad. It wasn't a gallon either. I had to endure them sticking a tube up my butt and it didn't feel good at all. I was told that it is not normal for something to be going in so that is why I felt lightheaded. But I was laying down the entire time. I had the double barium enema. I can't remember all of the fine details since it was done 3 or 4 years ago, but my exp was a LOT better than what I KNOW my mom goes through with her colonoscopy prep. My mom is 98 lbs and she threw up half or more of that gallon ****. I think the directions told her to drink X oz every 20 mins and she couldn't hold any of that amount down every 20 mins. She had to REDO it all after I called the nurse - she said my mom could drink the same amount every 30 minutes since my mom was only 98 lbs at 5 foot 5. My mom wears size 2 pants (she used to be a size 5 in her 30-40s). She lost muscle in her 50s and since 61 she had cancer, she went from 109 down to 98. She can't gain weight at all. What is important is that you stick a balance between the two since you don't want to vomit ALL Of the stuff up like m mom did in 2009. And you don't want to not drink enough to were you are put asleep and then wake up and be told you need to come back in a week (or month) to do it all over again. If you do throw up over half - they WILL make you take it all over again. Those gallon things are made for people that weight 150 pounds and up. Answered by Melvin Johann 1 month ago.

I'm a 55 year old male and I had my first colonoscopy last year.The prep is about as miserable thing you can go through.I was up all night long. I'm over 200 lbs. but if i were you I'd do exactly as your Dr. prescribed even though you're a very small person.If you are not completely cleaned out you'll end up having to go through the whole thing again. It's certainly no fun.Best to you.It's wise to care for your health even at your young age.It will be over before youknow it! Answered by Beulah Dominiquez 1 month ago.

You should drink at least 3/4 of the liquid. The colder it is, the easier it will go down (I know, hard to believe but true). Remember, the cleaner your colon is the greater the likelihood for accurate results. Answered by Doug Kale 1 month ago.


I have to prep for a colonoscopy. I have the option of GoLytely or HalfLytely. And I'm terrified of vomiting.?
GoLytely requires me to drink 4 liters, while HalfLytely only requires 2 liters of the nasty stuff. And I've read so many stories of people throwing up from drinking this stuff that I'm scared stiff about vomiting (I have a very severe phobia of vomit). It's to the point that I almost don't even... Asked by Mollie Nokleby 1 month ago.

GoLytely requires me to drink 4 liters, while HalfLytely only requires 2 liters of the nasty stuff. And I've read so many stories of people throwing up from drinking this stuff that I'm scared stiff about vomiting (I have a very severe phobia of vomit). It's to the point that I almost don't even want to figure out what's wrong with my bowels if there's a chance I might vomit. My doctor is giving me an anti-nausea pill, but I'm still scared that it's not going to work. So, I am wondering a few things. 1) Which of these two prep kits, by its nature, less likely to make me vomit, and why? 2) What can I do as I go through the prep in order to prevent vomiting, besides the anti-nausea pill? 3) What percentage of people vomit from each of the prep choices? I read 50% have side effects (not just vomiting, this includes things like abdominal bloating etc. too) from HalfLytely but I haven't seen any specific stats for it, or any stats period for GoLytely. 4) Is there anything else I should be expecting during this prep? Any help is greatly appreciated. I am terrified of this prep process (I have no worries about the procedure) and if my mind could be set at ease it would really make me feel a lot better! Thanks. Answered by Blanch Isiordia 1 month ago.

Well, Half-lytely is slightly less prone to cause vomitting. I would probably attribute this to the lesser amount of drug you need to drink with this medication. It has around a 5% occurence of vomitting, while Go-lytely is 7-12% chance. Go-lytely is a cheaper option though, it does have a generic that you could go with. In addition, the addition of bisocodyl tablets to half-lytely can lead to extreme uncomfort and cramping. These can be seen in GL, but are halmarks of bisocodyl and are seen very frequently in HL. From what I can gleam, most of the vomitting occurs from the combination of anxiety for the morning procedure, and a salty/oily taste of the medication. If you are fine drinking something, no matter the taste, then you have nothing to worry about. Besides expecting to poo a lot ;) you can also expect to struggle drinking this crap. My best advice is to mix the jug and set it in the fridge. Then, use one flavor pack per glass and drink it that way. DO NOT USE JUST ONE FLAVOR PACK PER JUG!!!! This will quickly sour you to the taste and lead to an increasing incidence of vomitting. Also remember that most people do receive this, and that it is completely normal. Knowing that there is nothing to fear can help with nausea and vomitting. Answered by Ayanna Kirkbride 1 month ago.

Dramamine isn't for that, it works on the equilibrium which motives action affliction (while you're already action sick, then dramamine won't artwork). For a abdomen computer virus, you desire an antinausea or antiemetic medicine, the two Emetrol or the known equivalent. If the vomiting won't provide up, then a visit to the ER is so as so which you don't get dehydrated. Answered by Chin Ahmadi 1 month ago.

My dad is a gastroenterologist so this should be pretty accurate. From him he says that if a person does not want to experience as much vomiting they should take Halflytely. Less volume = less nausea and vomitting. Answered by Jules Kerin 1 month ago.

Do you gag easily? Those people are probably the ones who may vomit. If your bowels are working well ordinarily, then take the lesser one. Golightly didn't make me gag, it only emptied the end that doesn't smile. I haven't taken the other one. Ask the pharmacist which one is more likely to upset your tummy and make your decision from his answer. Answered by Norberto Morario 1 month ago.


What's the best flavor to use with Halflytely Bowel Prep Kit!?
I was prescribed this prep kit for a colonoscopy tomorrow to scan for Chron's disease. I was wondering if any one has used this kit and what flavor was the best to use?? Pineapple, Lemon-lime, orange or cherry??? Also any advice in dealing with this thing would be great! Thanks! Asked by Guy Ourada 1 month ago.

I'm getting one done tommrow too! but im only 14 and ithink its weird im prescribed the same amount to take as an adult... anyway i chose lemon lime and im going to put it in lemonade! Answered by Sheryll Garraway 1 month ago.

I'm not gonna touch this one with a ten-foot pole. Answered by Deandra Hosack 1 month ago.


I'm having a colonoscopy Monday morning w/HalfLytely prep. Dr didn't tell me what time to start the HalfLytely?
Colonoscopy is at 9am Asked by Willa Dovel 1 month ago.

You should call the doctor's answering service. I have always found they handed me written instructions when I left the office. Answered by Glady Bergsma 1 month ago.

Thorough cleansing of the bowel is mandatory. Instructions for doing this will be given by the provider. This will include using enemas, not eating solid foods 2 or 3 days before the test, and taking laxatives. You may be told to stop taking aspirin or other blood-thinning medications for several days before the test. To avoid dehydration, drink plenty of clear liquids such as juices and broths. Unless otherwise instructed, continue taking any regularly prescribed medication. Stop taking iron preparations a few weeks before the test, unless otherwise instructed by the health care provider. Iron residues produce a dark black stool, which makes the view inside the bowel less clear. People with heart valve disease may receive antibiotics before and after the test to prevent infection. Outpatients must plan to have someone take them home after the test, as they will be woozy and unable to drive. Consult with your doctor. Answered by Shenna Clampitt 1 month ago.


What is the dif between nulytely,golytely, and nulytely?
oh i am am sorry i put nu twice i ment halflytely Asked by Horacio Vanderpoel 1 month 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 Angelique Flosi 1 month ago.

What Is Golytely Answered by Avis Checa 1 month 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 Latoria Harke 1 month ago.

If golytely is nulytely then it can only be used once in the same question. Answered by Dominick Reinking 1 month ago.

the difference is thats its half a gallon... thats the only difference Answered by Idella Boots 1 month 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 Mervin Walkinshaw 1 month ago.


I'm having a colonoscopy Friday and start the prepping tomorrow using Moviprep. Any used this for prepping?
I drank golytely with my ileostomy takedown last year - BLECK! =) Asked by Marcie Mway 1 month ago.

I have Crohn's and have used golytely (terrible stuff!). It didn't cause nausea for me which was odd because pretty much everything else does. Wanting to know if anyone has used Moviprep and how it compares with golytely (golytely I just had a horrible time with the taste and the volume I had to consume). I will drink my first round at 6pm tomorrow night and second round at 3am. Thanks so much! Answered by Lekisha Santory 1 month ago.

Golytely/Halflytely is awful. I've used it three times. Never again. When I needed my last colonoscopy (just before my colon resection surgery last December) I begged "Doc, no more halflytely. I can barely keep it down. The excessive saltiness triggers my gag reflex. Moviprep is far superior. It doesn't taste nearly as bad (although it is a bit cloyingly sweet at the bottom of the jar). I only needed the single prep every time I've had a colonoscopy, and next time (in five years) I'll go with Moviprep!! Answered by Ossie Maciver 1 month ago.

Dramamine is not for that, it works on the equilibrium which causes motion sickness (if you are already motion sick, then dramamine won't work). For a stomach bug, you need an antinausea or antiemetic medication, either Emetrol or the generic equivalent. If the vomiting won't stop, then a trip to the ER is in order so you don't get dehydrated. Answered by Hedy Mcmenamy 1 month ago.


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