Generic Name(s): Polyethylene glycol
Drug Class: Laxatives
Treats: Cleans bowel
Golytely is a drug found in the class of laxatives. Doctors prescribe this medication before they want to perform a surgery in the large intestines. It helps clean the colon and rectum by administering large amounts of water to the waste. This makes it watery, and hence it is released making the pipes clean. This helps doctors see the colon more clearly.
Golytely is a drug used to clean the bowel before surgery. It contains an electrolyte that cleans up the intestines to give room for better medical check-ups. Most notable procedures carried out with the help of Golytely are colonoscopy or barium enema X-rays. The working involves drawing large amounts of fluids/water into the colon. The bowel is cleaned to pave a way for any surgery. As a cleansing solution, it makes the colon produce watery stool that in a while empties the bowel. This drug can be used in the following medical scenarios, bowel perforation, gastrointestinal obstruction, toxic colitis, gastric retention, toxic megacolon or ileus and hypersensitive patients.