These tips were given to me by a GI doctor's office. They told me the manufacturer of the stuff provided them (after receiving too many complaints, I guess.)
1.) Drink clear liquid 15-20 minutes BEFORE taking the prep ( in other words, don't take on empty stomach ).
2.) Mix Fleets phospho-soda with a soft drink or Kool Aid.
3.) Drink this mixture and follow with 1 glass of clear liquid.
4.) Wait awhile before continuing with clear liquids. Do not lie down.
5.) Continue with clear liquids -- waiting 10 hours between first and second doses of the prep.
6.) Avoid fruit juices immediately before and after prep doses.
7.) Drink second prep following tips # 1, # 2, and # 3.
If these tips conflict with your doctor's instructions, consult his/her office. I can't say that they work or don't work...because I don't usually have any problems keeping things down.
I don't know about Golytely. I've never tried it. Just looking at it is enough for me. The person, who gave it that name, should be tortured; but I think the "lytely" part refers to electrolytes and not to the fact that you go "litely".