Ok, clean your bowels! GO BLOW!

  1. In your experience, how long does golitely take?
    Yes I put a post earler about the quad I work for, no response.... maybe the wrong title! Just need a time. Forget the quad part. Tell me your experience with your patients.
    Thanks.
    K
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  2. 12 Comments

  3. by   sharann
    I have no idea honestly, but this title surely will attract many!
  4. by   dianah
    Give it time, K. Someone on this wonderful board will post something quite helpful (but I'm afraid it won't be me. I'm just a cheerleader for this discussion! ). Especially about your previous post re: your quad pt.
  5. by   redwinggirlie
    Quote from dianah
    Give it time, K. Someone on this wonderful board will post something quite helpful (but I'm afraid it won't be me. I'm just a cheerleader for this discussion! ). Especially about your previous post re: your quad pt.
    Come on! Someone has to know... should I have included a photo in the title? Sheesh. No not a pretty thing..... forget that thought.
    Golitely people..... how long!!
    Think of me next week....... knee deep in........
  6. by   Jay-Jay
    Last time I had to have a bowel prep, it was Mag Citrate. It started working even BEFORE I'd managed to down the last quarter of the bottle! So, I'd say that was less than an hour.
  7. by   newgrad2004
    I dont know if you can put a time on it. Some pt's it works quickly some it takes many doses. Who can say? Why did you jusy take some?
  8. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    I don't know an exact amout of time, but I do know that it usually acts pretty quick--at least in my experience.

    I know that this probably doesn't help much, but I hope it helps a little!!


    Good Luck!!
  9. by   nursemary9
    Hi

    I forgot to mention that when my husband had to do bowel prep he had Fleets Phospho Soda---it worked very quickly--15 min.!!
  10. by   gwenith
    The JBI has a best practice guide sheet on constipation which lists the expected onset of most laxatives but go-lightly does not seem to be one of them - anyway here it is.

    http://www.joannabriggs.edu.au/pubs/...estPractice=44
  11. by   Loribabble
    Never had the joy of taking the stuff, and don't know the answer - so sorry... but my mom has taken it and says "there is nothing go lightly about it"!!!
  12. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    15 minutes for my stepmom.


    (That should have been called Go-Often)
  13. by   suzanne4
    I wouldn't recommend G0-Lytely for a quad for a laxative. I only have used it as a bowel prep to completely clean a patient out for a colonoscopy and I have seen to many patients sent into the ER for electrolyte imbalances afterwards.

    Would recommend just a Fleet's enema or Fleet's Phospho-Soda. Have you tried just using a Dulcolax suppository every other day. I used to have great results with those. Quick and they do the job. Go-Lytely is overkill in my opinion.

    Code Brown--------------------
  14. by   2ndCareerRN
    I used to work in a place where the local police would bring down people thay suspected of secreting contraband "where the sun don't shine" (which could be a whole new thread!!).

    The golytley would usually start working in an hour or so, can you say golytlley till clear!!

    bob

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