Re: Tips to keep Fleets Phospho-soda down

From: jenny low (
Thu Feb 22 12:20:16 2001

When I had to use the Golytely for one of my surgeries, the pharmacist told my husband I could've mixed it with Crystal Lite. I didn't know it at the time or I would of tried it. But it is worth a shot for those who are facing drinking that awful stuff. If I ever have to do it again, that is the way I would go. Fortunately for my past surgery I worked out a deal with my doctor. I went on clear liquids 2 days prior to my surgery. Then the night before and then the morning of I used a Fleet enema. It was much better than having to use the Fleets prep kit or the Golytely. Hope this helps.

>From: (Helen Dynda)
>To: Multiple recipients of list ADHESIONS
>Subject: Tips to keep Fleets Phospho-soda down
>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 11:14:14 -0600
>Tips to keep Fleets Phospho-soda down....
>From: chris (
>Fri, 23 Jul 1999 08:26:10 -0500 (CDT)
>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".
>Chris S.

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