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NuLYTELY Bowel Prep

A colonoscopy is a common medical procedure used to screen for colon and rectal cancer. It is also done to look for causes of unexplained changes in bowel habits. It is very important that your healthcare provider can see inside your large intestine or colon during a colonoscopy. Any stool inside the colon may hide important findings. For this reason, the bowels are prepped, or cleaned out, prior to a colonoscopy.
If you are about to have a colonoscopy procedure, your healthcare provider may prescribe NuLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) to help prep the bowel. NuLYTELY is used to help empty the bowels by drawing large amounts of water into the colon, softening the stool, and causing watery bowel movements. It typically takes up to four hours to completely cleanse the bowel.
(To learn more about how to prep your bowel before a colonoscopy, click NuLYTELY Uses. This article takes an in-depth look at how this laxative works and whether it is safe for use in children.)
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