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Golytely vs. Stool Softener for Bowel Evacuation

Golytely

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Other Names: Colyte

Stool Softener

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/ 42,145 posts
Other Names: Colace   Doculax   Peri Colace   Senokot S   Surfak
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Based on 3,152 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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What patients are saying about Golytely vs. Stool Softener

21 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
stool softener when I got home. Once it started working (3...
...much since I'd used GoLytely before surgery and ...helped with the gas and produced a little liquid (sorry). I started using a generic stool softener when I got home. Once it started working (...
hard then use a stool softener like colace aka docusate....
...stools are hard then use a stool softener like colace aka docusate. Golytely is a pretty harsh type ...with using fiber and a stool softener then try a glycerin suppository...
used the Golytely with the orange flavor packet and it made...
I used the Golytely with the orange flavor packet ...a different prep, it was a stool softener and 2 bottles of magnesium citrate, that was better than Golytely, but had the same effect....
good) and taking a generic stool softener (3 first day,...
...and I'm not sure why. Not complaining, you understand. I did the GoLytely bowel prep prior to surgery. I've been using cherry-flavored Gas-X as needed (tastes good) and taking a generic...
I see that you use GoLytely with Ali - do you happen...
...I see that you use GoLytely with Ali - do you ...causes contractions or is it simply a very strong stool softener? How much senna was she taking before they considered...
a week or so. Using a stool softener like Colace and an...
...Golytely ...stool softener like Colace and an anti-gas product like Gax-X can help, and use of these products is widespread among sisters from the week of my surgery. In my experience, Gax-X hel...
before. Maybe start on the stool softener early? At least...
...I volunteered for the GoLytely stuff this time. I ...the day before. Maybe start on the stool softener early? At least get yourself ...tomorrow at 4pm, then the GoLytely stuff, and only cl...
Kor37. Hey Have You Used GOLytely for Your Prep? That Med....
...Kor37. Hey Have You Used GOLytely for Your Prep? That Med. ...will NEVER Forget it. Do You Use Colace, or any kind of Stool Softener? That makes my Stool A ...Third Day of Taking Linzess.  I ...
and a stool softener on a daily basis. The golytely...
...been having so many problems with constipation. I only take 2 enzymes (Ultrase MT 18) w/meals and 1 w/snacks. I take miralax and a stool softener on a daily basis. The golytely didn't even...
water is more of a stool softener BUT with what the doctors...
...tell you but have never had that problem. You are right that Colace and water is more of a stool softener BUT with what the doctors ...this problem. Hopefully the GoLytely will help to relie...
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