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What Is Colyte?

Before your colonoscopy, your healthcare provider may recommend taking a product called colyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution). You may wonder what this medication is used for. As a laxative, colyte is used to empty out the bowels completely. In most cases, it is used the night before your procedure.
It comes in the form of a powder, which is mixed with water to form a solution (flavor packets are also provided to improve the taste, if desired). Large quantities of the solution are drunk until bowel movements are watery and clear. Emptying the bowels with a product like colyte will help ensure the accuracy of your gastrointestinal exam.
(Click Colyte to learn more about what this medication is used for, as well as how it works, who can take it, and what to discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
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