Colyte (GoLytely or NuLytely) Colonoscopy preparation
Day before colonoscopy:
Breakfast – You may have a light breakfast which may include coffee, eggs, white bread, juice, low fiber cereal (like rice krispies). Do not have oatmeal. One 8 ounce can of Ensure or Boost is suggested as well. (Do not take ensure plus or boost with fiber).
· Mix the Colyte (GoLytely or Nulytely) with flavor packs according to the instructions. Do not refrigerate.
- Make sure none of the liquids are colored red or purple. For lunch, clear
liquids (any liquid you can see a light bulb through) should be takene. This
includes jello, popsicles, Italian ice, soup (clear soup only without vegetables
or noodles, plain chicken soup is fine), soda, Gatorade, coffee, tea, water, and
juices (no pulp). You can have any liquid through which you can see light as
well as a very light meal.
For the rest of the day liquids only (as described above).
At 2 pm-8 ounces of clear liquid
At 3 pm-8 ounces of clear liquid
At 4 pm-8 ounces of clear liquid
At start drinking the Colyte (GoLytely or NuLytely), one glass (8 ounces) every 10 minutes. It is best to drink the whole glass rapidly, rather than sipping small amounts continuously. You may refrigerate it at this point, or add ice to the glass if it makes it taste better. If necessary, you can take 2 to 3 hours to finish, but CONTINUE DRINKING UNTIL THE BOTTLE IS EMPTY.
Bowel movements should occur about one hour after the first glass of Colyte (GoLytely or NuLytely) with Flavor packs. They will continue periodically for approximately 1-2 hours after you finish drinking the last glass. By this time, the stool liquid should be clear. You may drink as much water as you like until .
Feelings of bloating and/or nausea are common after the first few glasses of Colyte (GoLytely or NuLytely) because of the large volume of fluid ingested. This is temporary, however, and will disappear once bowel movements begin.
After nothing to drink. You may take medications if approved by the doctor.
No aspirin, Motrin, Nuprin, Advil, Alka-Seltzer, vitamin E or Ginkgo Biloba for 5 days prior to the procedure. Tylenol is permitted.