Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. --
Co-Lav Colovage Colyte Colyte-flavored Go-Evac GoLYTELY NuLYTELY NuLYTELY, Cherry Flavor OCL
In Canada --
Colyte GoLYTELY Klean-Prep Peglyte
Description The polyethylene glycol (pol-ee-ETH-i-leen GLYE-col) (PEG) and electrolytes solution is used to clean the colon (large bowel or lower intestine) before certain tests or surgery of the colon. The PEG-electrolyte solution is usually taken by mouth. However, sometimes it is given in the hospital through a nasogastric tube (a tube inserted through the nose).
The PEG-electrolyte solution acts like a laxative. It causes liquid stools or mild diarrhea. In this way, it flushes all solid material from the colon, so the doctor can have a clear view of the colon.
The PEG-electrolyte solution is available only with your doctor's prescription. It is available in the following dosage forms:
Oral o Oral solution (U.S. and Canada) o …