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GoLYTELY Medication Information

Before having a colonoscopy or a barium enema x-ray, your bowels will need to be empty so that your healthcare provider can see your colon clearly. As part of your "bowel prep," your healthcare provider may prescribe a laxative such as GoLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution). This product comes in the form of a powder that is dissolved in water. It is usually taken the afternoon or evening before your procedure.
 
Because not everyone can use this medication, inform your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking (including nonprescription drugs) and any medical conditions you have, such as a hole in the bowel, an intestinal blockage, or any allergies. The most common side effects of GoLYTELY include nausea, stomach cramping, and bloating. However, the majority of people are able to use this product without problems.
 
(For more information on this medication, click GoLYTELY. This article goes into specifics about how to use it, what to expect while taking it, and more.)
 

GoLYTELY Medication Information

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