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GoLYTELY Prescribing Information

If you are taking GoLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution), it's important to follow the prescribing information for the laxative. It will not work properly unless you take it exactly as prescribed.
For example, you should not eat solid food for at least two hours before taking GoLYTELY. Ideally, you should fast for three to four hours before starting it. Your healthcare provider will tell you how long to fast before and after using this medication and what types of food or liquids you can consume.
The recommended dosage is eight ounces (240 mL) every 10 minutes until bowel movements are watery and clear, or until four liters are consumed. Usually, at least three liters are needed for watery and clear stool. Each eight-ounce portion should be drunk as quickly as possible, instead of slowly over the 10-minute period. Do not add any flavoring, other liquids, or anything else to the GoLYTELY solution, other than the flavor packet that comes with it.
(For more information on this prescription drug and how to take it properly, click GoLYTELY.)
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