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    What is GoLYTELY?

    GoLYTELY Solution is used for Bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy, Occasional constipation, Deficiency of potassium, Electrolyte imbalance, Acidity in the blood, Gastric lavage in methanol poisoning and other conditions. GoLYTELY Solution may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
    GoLYTELY Solution works by softening the stool by retaining water in the stool and increases the number of bowel movements; works for nerve conduction, muscle contraction, kidney function and heart beating; neutralizing stomach acid; increasing the blood volume; possessing the sodium chloride content; increasing the bowel movements;
    Braintree manufactures GoLYTELY Solution.
    Detailed information related to GoLYTELY Solution's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    GoLYTELY Solution Uses

    GoLYTELY Solution is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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    GoLYTELY Solution Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    GoLYTELY Solution improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 6, 7, 8

    GoLYTELY Solution - Composition and Active Ingredients

    GoLYTELY Solution is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    GoLYTELY Solution - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of GoLYTELY Solution. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1, 7, 9
    Learn more: Side-effects

    GoLYTELY Solution - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using GoLYTELY Solution, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Blockage of intestine
    • Consult a doctor if you have congestive heart failure, hypertension or renal disease
    • Dehydration
    • Do not exceed the amount
    • Excessive administration
    • Geriatric patients
    References: 9

    GoLYTELY Solution - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of GoLYTELY Solution may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. GoLYTELY Solution may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Aspirin
    • Barbiturates
    • Cyclosporine A
    • Indomethacin
    • Lithium
    • Mannitol
    References: 9
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    GoLYTELY Solution - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to GoLYTELY Solution is a contraindication. In addition, GoLYTELY Solution should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    • AV Block
    • Allergic reactions
    • Blockage of the stomach or bowels
    • Bowel perforation
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Decreased amount of urine or no urine
    References: 9
    Learn more: Contraindications

    Where to Buy GoLYTELY Solution

    Click here to find nearby pharmacies/medical stores where you can buy GoLYTELY Solution.

    GoLYTELY Solution - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is GoLYTELY Solution safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Polyethylene Glycol 3350: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Potassium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Sodium Bicarbonate: No
      • Sodium Chloride: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      • Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous: Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
      References: 9
    • Is GoLYTELY Solution safe while breastfeeding?
      • Polyethylene Glycol 3350: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Potassium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Sodium Bicarbonate: No
      • Sodium Chloride: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
      • Sodium Sulfate Anhydrous: Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
    • Can GoLYTELY Solution be used for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy and occasional constipation?
      Yes, bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy and occasional constipation are among the most common reported uses for GoLYTELY Solution. Please do not use GoLYTELY Solution for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy and occasional constipation without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for GoLYTELY Solution.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using GoLYTELY Solution medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using GoLYTELY Solution. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on GoLYTELY Solution

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 10, 11, 12, 13

    Overdosage of GoLYTELY Solution

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of GoLYTELY Solution, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 14, 15, 16

    Storage of GoLYTELY Solution

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard GoLYTELY Solution.
    References: 17, 18, 19, 20

    Expired GoLYTELY Solution

    • Taking a single dose of expired GoLYTELY Solution is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 21, 22

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - GoLYTELY Solution

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    GoLYTELY Solution - Packages and Strengths

    GoLYTELY Solution is available in the following packages and strengths
    GoLYTELY Solution - Packages: 236GM/BOT, 22.74GM/BOT, 2.97GM/BOT, 5.53GM/PACKET, 227.1GM/PACKET, 21.5GM/PACKET, 2.82GM/PACKET, 6.36GM/PACKET, 5.86GM/BOT, 6.74GM/BOT

    GoLYTELY Solution - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    GoLYTELY Solution - Demographic Information


    1. DailyMed LABEL: MICRO-K EXTENCAPS - potassium chloride capsule, extended release MICRO-K 10 EXTENCAPS - potassium chloride capsule, extended release - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. DailyMed LABEL: HUMCO SODIUM BICARBONATE- sodium bicarbonate powder - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    3. Medical Toxicology, Richard C. Dart. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    4. Knudsen, K; Abrahamsson, J (Apr 1997). "Epinephrine and sodium bicarbonate independently and additively increase survival in experimental amitriptyline poisoning". Critical Care Medicine. 25 (4): 669_74. doi:10.1-9. ISSN 0090-3493. PMID 9142034. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    5. DailyMed LABEL: CLEANOZ - sodium chloride solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016. (Accessed on 2/25/17)
    6. Pubchem Potassium Chloride - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    7. Pubchem SODIUM BICARBONATE - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    8. DailyMed LABEL: CLEANOZ - sodium chloride solution - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    9. Pubchem Sodium Chloride - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    10. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    11. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    12. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    13. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    14. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    15. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    16. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    17. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    18. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    19. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    20. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    21. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    22. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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