What is Golytely?

Polyethylene glycol (PEG) is a polyether compound with many applications from industrial manufacturing to medicine. The structure of PEG is (note the repeated element in parentheses):


PEG is also known as polyethylene oxide (PEO) or polyoxyethylene (POE), depending on its molecular weight.

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I have chrons and scheduled for colonoscopy. Cannot drink the Golytely since I cannot take the quantity needed since it seriously bloats me and is...

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Chrons disease may cause loose stools and bloat of the stomach or food malabsorption.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what...

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Yesterday, I took a Miralax mixture with Gadorade and had to drink six full glasses. It made me nauseous and my bowels never emptied completely. My...

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Brief Answer:
goletely and enema both are good choices.

Detailed Answer:
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I have...

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I am required to take Bisacodyl 5 mg D/R. E.C. 2 tablets for a colonsocopy in the morning at 7 am.
I have lost my instructions. I am also to begin...

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Bisacodyl is a stimulant laxative. It acts directly on the bowels, stimulating the bowel muscles to cause a bowel movement. It takes...

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