GoLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is typically drunk the night before a gastrointestinal procedure where the bowels must be empty, such as a colonoscopy. However, some people may be unable -- or unwilling -- to swallow the liquid solution. For these people, GoLYTELY can be given via a nasogastric (NG) tube.
The GoLYTELY dose for nasogastric administration is 20 to 30 mL per minute (1.2 to 1.8 liters per hour). Anyone taking GoLYTELY in this manner should be watched closely while the laxative is being consumed, as should people with difficulty swallowing, an impaired gag reflex, or who otherwise may be at risk of vomiting and potentially breathing in the solution.
(Click GoLYTELY Dosage for more detailed dosing instructions, including information on fasting and when any unused portions of the solution should be thrown away.)