After taking GoLYTEly before a colonoscopy, my blood pressure shot up all of a sudden (never had a problem with this before). My doctor couldn't explain why all of a sudden my blood pressure went up, when the only change in my routine was taking this.
GoLYTELY - Anyone ever have increase blood pressure after taking this?
Question posted by CamilleToews on 27 July 2011
Last updated on 5 December 2020 by Fifi1971
No but I had suprep and my bp went up to 150/90. They said it was because of the sodium. Also was dizzy and had a major headache in the morning before taking second dose. I wonder if there are any other preps that do not contain sodium?
While it is not documented clinically (as is it due to the method of action) it is observable. Especially if you have a blockage. You're drinking a mixture of crystaline salt, oil, and flavor. Read the ingredients. If you drink saltwater you can cause severe dehydration. You must follow the instructions clearly as well as your doctor's recommendations regarding replacing these metabolic salts. (Usually they recommend a broth such as beef while taking it). If you don't follow the instructions you CAN lower your blood volume due to improper hydration, in turn requiring your heart to work harder aka high BP.
Yes, my blood pressure was 186/90. It was not a white coat syndrome I think golytely is too strong especially with older adults. I don’t remember having problems with movieprep but that was 10 years ago.
Do you think it could have been anxiety related? Were you nervous about having the colonoscopy done? They call this "white coat syndrom" when the blood pressure elevates before seeing a Dr or having a procedure.
GoLYTELY does not cause the blood pressure to shoot up, this side effect has not been documented or reported.
However, the most common reactions to GoLYTELY, occurring in up to 50 percent of people, include: Nausea; A feeling of abdominal (stomach) fullness; Stomach bloating.
Other common side effects may include: Stomach cramping; Vomiting; Anal irritation.
These problems usually only last for a short time.
Please take care, best wishes,maybe you could try seeking a second opinion.
- GoLYTELY uses and safety info
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