I have a appointment at the VA but was not sent the instructions. The appointment is for 0900 on monday morning.
22 May 2010
Please take the med as it has been prescribed, talk to your doc./pharmacist. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor.
Do not take polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution if it has been less than 2 hours since you last ate solid food. For best results, take the medicine 3 to 4 hours after you last ate.
Do not add any flavorings to this medicine, such as sugar, honey, artificial sweetener, fruit juices, or other beverages. Chilling the medicine in a refrigerator may make it taste better. Shake the liquid well just before you measure a dose. Drink this medicine in the exact portions at the exact time intervals prescribed by your doctor.
Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution will produce watery diarrhea. Keep taking the medicine until your stool is watery and clear. In most cases, at least 3 liters of polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is needed for the full effect.
The usual dose of the medication is 8 ounces every 10 minutes. Drink each portion as quickly as possible, rather than sipping it slowly. The first watery stool should appear within 1 hour after you start drinking polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution. You may be instructed not to drink or eat anything before your medical test or procedure. Follow your doctor's instructions about the type and amount of liquids you should drink for at least 24 hours before and after your test or procedure.
Throw away any polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution you have not used within 48 hours after it was mixed.
Hope this helps? It has enhanced my knowledge too, get well soon!
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