The typical adult dosage of NuLYTELY for cleansing the bowels before a colonoscopy is eight ounces consumed every 10 minutes until watery bowel movements are clear and free from solid matter. This usually requires at least three liters of the laxative solution. It is important to consume the solution as quickly as possible, rather than slowly over each 10-minute period.
An Introduction to Dosing With NuLYTELYThere is only one standard recommended dose for NuLYTELY® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
NuLYTELY Dosage for Bowel PreparationThe recommended dosage of NuLYTELY in adults for cleansing the bowel prior to a colonoscopy 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.
The recommended NuLYTELY dosage in children age 6 months or older for bowel cleansing before a colonoscopy 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. Each portion should be consumed as quickly as possible, instead of slowly over the hour.
NuLYTELY can be given via nasogastric (NG) tube in people who are unwilling or unable to swallow the medication. The NuLYTELY dose for NG administration in adults is 20 mL to 30 mL per minute (1.2 liters to 1.8 liters per hour). The NuLYTELY dose for NG administration in children 6 months or older 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.
NuLYTELY is usually started the afternoon or evening before the scheduled procedure, although you should always follow your healthcare provider's specific instructions for your particular situation.