Jefferson University Hospitals


GoLYTELY® is used for bowel cleansing prior to a colonoscopy and/or barium enema X-ray examinations. It is the original 4-liter GI lavage prep and proven safe for a wide range of patients, including diabetic, hypertensive, cardiac and renal as well as those with electrolyte imbalances.

GoLYTELY® is available in regular and pineapple flavor.


How to Use GoLYTELY®

Step 1:
You can use this product with or without the flavor packs that come with the bottle - To add flavor, tear open the flavor pack and our contents into the bottle BEFORE reconstitution. Discard unused flavor packs.

Step 2:
Add lukewarm drinking water to top line of the bottle. Cap the bottle and shake to dissolve the powder. The mixed solution will be clear an colorless - do not add anything else, such as additional flavorings. 

Keep solution refrigerated when reconstituted, however chilled solution is not recommended for infants.

The reconstituted solution should be used within 48 hours - discard unused portion.

Step 3:
The first bowel movement usually occurs approximately 1 hour after you start drinking the solution. Continue to drink until the watery stool is clear and free of solid matter. This usually requires at least 3 liters. Any unused portion should be discarded.

Step 4:
Drink one 8 oz glass every 10 minutes. Rapid drinking of each portion is better than drinking small amounts continuously. The first bowel movement should begin approximately 1 hour after the start and you will still have loose bowels for about 1-2 hours after you finish drinking the solution. 

You can visit the GoLYTELY® website for more information about this colonoscopy preparation solution.