Golytely Instructions


 

1 WEEK PRIOR

  • Fill your prescription for Golytely and 2 tablets of Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) at the pharmacy.
  • Arrange for a driver to take you home on the day of the exam.
  • If you have diabetes, check with your doctor regarding diet and medication instructions.
  • Please discontinue fiber supplements, iron supplements including multivitamins and blood thinners such as Coumadin, Aspirin, and Plavix

 

1 DAY PRIOR

  • Start a clear liquid diet in the morning. Clear liquids include: Broths, Water, Clear fruit juices (apple or white), Soda, Gatorade, Jell-O, Popsicles, Coffee or Tea (No Milk or Cream). You may use sugar or lemon. Please do not have any dairy products, or Orange Juice or Anything Red
  • Take 2tablets of Besacodyl at 5 pm
  • Mix Golytely solution as directed on the container. You may put it in the refrigerator to chill before drinking.
  • Between 5 and 8 pm start drinking one 8oz glass of the solution every 10-15 minute.
  • Nothing is to be taken after midnight prior to the procedure.

 

PROCEDURE DAY

  • You may take your morning medications with a small sip of water.
  • If you have asthma, place bring your inhaler with you.
  • A RESPONSIBLE ADULT MUST ACCOMPANY ALL PATIENTS THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE. NO PATIENT SHOULD DRIVE ON THE DAY OF THE COLONOSCOPY.
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