For most adults, the recommended way to take TriLyte is to start by mixing the powder with water. The standard TriLyte dosage is eight ounces of the mixed solution to be drunk every 10 minutes until bowel movements are watery, clear, and free from solid matter. Usually, this requires at least three liters. Do not drink more than four liters.
An Introduction to Dosing With TriLyteThe dose of TriLyte® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on:
- Your age
- Your weight (in children).
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The recommended TriLyte dose in adults for cleansing the bowel prior to colonoscopy is eight ounces (240 mL) every 10 minutes until watery bowel movements are clear and free from solid matter, or until all four liters are consumed. Usually, at least three liters are needed for watery and clear stool. Each eight-ounce portion should be drunk as quickly as possible, instead of slowly over the 10-minute period.
The recommended dosage of TriLyte in children six months or older for bowel cleansing before 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 drinking small amounts over the hour.
TriLyte can be given via nasogastric (NG) tube in people who are unwilling or unable to swallow the medication. The dose for NG administration in adults is 20 to 30 mL per minute (1.2 to 1.8 liters per hour). The dosage for NG administration in children six months of age or older is 25 mL per kg per hour (11.4 mL per pound per hour).