GaviLyte C Dosage
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Nov 6, 2020.
Generic name: POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 240g in 278.26g, SODIUM CHLORIDE 5.84g in 278.26g, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2.98g in 278.26g, SODIUM BICARBONATE 6.72g in 278.26g, SODIUM SULFATE ANHYDROUS 22.72g in 278.26g
Dosage form: powder, for solution
GaviLyte- C with flavor pack can be administered orally or by nasogastric tube. Patients should fast at least 3 hours prior to administration. A one hour waiting period after the appearance of clear liquid stool should be allowed prior to examination to complete bowel evacuation. No foods except clear liquids should be permitted prior to examination after GaviLyte- C with flavor pack administration.
ORAL: The recommended adult oral dose is 240 mL (8 fl. oz.) every 10 minutes (see INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS). Lavage is complete when fecal discharge is clear. Lavage is usually complete after the ingestion of 3 to 4 liters.
NASOGASTRIC TUBE: GaviLyte- C with flavor pack is administered at a rate of 20 to 30 mL per minute (1.2 to 1.8 L/hour).
PREPARATION OF GaviLyte- C with flavor pack SOLUTION: This preparation can be used with or without the lemon flavor pack.
1. To add flavor, tear open lemon flavor pack at the indicated marking and pour contents into the bottle BEFORE reconstitution.
2. SHAKE WELL to incorporate flavoring into the powder.
3. Add tap water to FILL line. Replace cap tightly and mix or shake well until all ingredients have dissolved. (No other additional ingredients, e.g. flavorings, should be added to the solution.)
Note: If not using flavor pack, omit steps one and two, above.
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