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General Information on Taking TriLyte

Some considerations to keep in mind when using TriLyte include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in powder form, which is to be dissolved in lukewarm water before use. The normal dose is eight ounces of the mixed solution every 10 minutes until four liters are consumed or until bowel movements are watery and clear, which usually requires at least three liters.
     
  • You should drink each eight-ounce portion of TriLyte as quickly as possible instead of sipping it slowly over the 10-minute period.
     
  • TriLyte is usually taken the night before a colonoscopy. Your healthcare provider will tell you when to start taking it.
     
  • Prepare TriLyte solution by filling the container with lukewarm water to the indicated line (four-liter mark). Shake the container well to completely dissolve the powder. Also, shake the container before each dose.
     
  • TriLyte will taste better if chilled before drinking. However, chilled TriLyte is not recommended for infants.
     
  • You should not eat solid food within two hours of taking TriLyte. For best results, avoid eating solid foods for three to four hours before starting it. Ask your healthcare provider what types of food or liquids you can consume while you are using TriLyte and before your procedure.
     
  • TriLyte comes with flavor packs, which are optional. If you do use a flavor packet, use only one and add it to the powder before the water. Do not add any other flavoring, other liquids, or other ingredients.
     
  • It normally takes about one hour after starting TriLyte to have your first bowel movement. Loose bowel movements may continue for one to two hours after your last dose of TriLyte.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
     

TriLyte Medication Information

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