How Much of NuLYTELY Does a Person Normally Drink?

NuLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a medication used to empty the bowels before a colonoscopy. Although there is only one standard recommended dosage of this prescription laxative, the amount it takes to completely cleanse the bowels can vary. So how much of NULYTELY does a person normally drink to prepare the bowels for a colonoscopy?
 
The recommended NuLYTELY dosage in adults is eight ounces (240 mL) every 10 minutes until watery bowel movements are clear and free from solid matter, or four liters are consumed. Usually, at least three liters are needed for watery and clear stool. Each eight-ounce portion should be consumed as quickly as possible, instead of slowly over the 10-minute period.
 
In children age 6 months or older, the standard dosage of NuLYTELY is 25 mL per kg per hour (11.4 mL per pound per hour) until the watery stool is clear and free from any solid matter.
 
(For a more in-depth look at how much of NuLYTELY a person normally drinks before a colonoscopy, click NuLYTELY Dosage. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines and outlines several tips for when and how to use this medication.)
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