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GoLYTELY Warnings and Precautions

A few of the conditions you should tell your healthcare provider about before taking GoLYTELY include gastric retention, bowel perforation, and gastric retention. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications. GoLYTELY is not the best choice for everyone, so reviewing the precautions and warnings with your healthcare provider can help ensure this laxative is suitable for you.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking GoLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) if you have:
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • A hole in the bowel (bowel perforation)
  • Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
  • Nausea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and abdominal swelling (distention), which may be signs of an intestinal obstruction
  • Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
  • Intestinal inflammation, or a history of ulcerative colitis, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, ileus or other chronic bowel disease
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

GoLYTELY Medication Information

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