Protocols: Bowel Prep: Polyethylene glycol (GoLytely)

Start this Prep The Day Before Your CT Virtual Colonoscopy   

Prep  Start Date:  ______________________

  • CHECK OFF EACH BLANK LINE AS STEP IS COMPLETED.

 

____1. In the morning, prepare the GoLYTELY/NuLYTELY solution according to the instructions on the package and refrigerate.

Drink only clear liquids for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

BREAKFAST (around 8:00 A.M.)
____2. With clear liquid Breakfast:  Shake well and drink one 20 ml. bottle Tagitol

 

Lunch (around 11 A.M.)
____3. With clear liquid lunch: Pour the second 20 ml. bottle of Tagitol in 8 ounces of water and drink 1/2. (Save the other half for later—5PM)

 

Approximately 3:00 pm
____4.Drink one 8 oz. glassful of GoLYTELY/NuLYTELY, every 10-15 min. until mixture is gone.

    • You will have drunk several glasses before the first loose, watery bowel movement. At first, you may feel slightly bloated.
    • It will take approximately 3 hours to finish the GoLYTELY/NuLYTELY.
    • Diarrhea will continue at least 1 hour after you finish drinking the GoLYTELY/NuLYTELY.
    • Your bottom may get very sore, It helps to use diaper cream, like A&D ointment with zinc.

 

Dinner (around 5 P.M.)
____5. Drink the other 1/2 glass of the Tagitol/water mixture. 

 

Approximately 8PM

____6. Take 2 Bisacodyl (5mg) tabs

 

Bedtime
____7. Mix 50cc of the Omnipaque 350 (iohexol 350) in 8oz of cold water or 7-up/sprite. It tastes bad, so it helps to mix it with soda.

 

DRINK ONLY WATER UNTIL MIDNIGHT

DO NOT DRINK OR EAT ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT.