Constipation and bowel cleansers:

Indications for TRILYTE w. FLAVOR PACKS:

Bowel cleansing before colonoscopy.

Adult:

After fasting for 3–4 hrs, 240mL orally every 10 minutes or 20–30mL/minute by NG tube until rectal discharge is clear or 4 liters consumed. May interrupt if severe GI disturbances occur. Only clear liquids until exam.

Children:

<6months: not recommended. ≥6months: No solid food for at least 2 hrs, then 25mL/kg per hour orally or by NG tube until rectal discharge is clear or 4 liters consumed. May interrupt if severe GI disturbances occur. Only clear liquids until exam.

Contraindications:

GI obstruction or perforation. Gastric retention. Toxic colitis. Toxic megacolon. Ileus.

Warnings/Precautions:

Severe ulcerative colitis. Impaired gag reflex. Semi- or unconsciousness. Risk of aspiration or regurgitation. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Monitor young children (<2yrs) for hypoglycemia or dehydration.

Pharmacologic Class:

Isosmotic bowel cleanser.

Interactions:

Drugs administered within 1 hour of start of TriLyte may not be absorbed.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, abdominal fullness or bloating, cramps, vomiting, anal irritation. Children: dehydration, hypokalemia.

How Supplied:

TriLyte w. Flavor Packs—4L (disposable bottle w. flavor packs attached)