Constipation and bowel cleansers:
Indications for TRILYTE w. FLAVOR PACKS:
Bowel cleansing before colonoscopy.
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.
<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.
GI obstruction or perforation. Gastric retention. Toxic colitis. Toxic megacolon. Ileus.
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.
Isosmotic bowel cleanser.
Drugs administered within 1 hour of start of TriLyte may not be absorbed.
Nausea, abdominal fullness or bloating, cramps, vomiting, anal irritation. Children: dehydration, hypokalemia.
TriLyte w. Flavor Packs—4L (disposable bottle w. flavor packs attached)