I'm a 200 Lb male, 75 years with "Indeterminate Colitis" [colonic ulcer in remission just above the recutum] and just had my 3rd colonoscopy.
This was my 1st time using GaviLyte-N [plus 1 Fleet enema; no pills, etc] and compared to my 2 previous 4 liter preps, GaviLyte was a breeze to drink.
My colonoscopy was scheduled for 9:00 AM but hospital 'check-in' was at 8 and would need an hour [maximum] more to be sure to be able to catch a public service bus to get there in time.
Remembering how awful previous Preps were to swallow, I took the precautions I found here; but GalviLyte's such an improvement that tho LemonDrops, GingerAle, Straws & FreezerChilling seemed to help, 'chilling' alone would have gotten me through [but I WILL use the others next time anyway] There was so little product odor that plastic wrap over the glass was totally unneeded..
The "Clean Out" was reported to be thorough even though I had been a rather worried about that as I went thur the process.
I started drinking the 1st 3 liters at 4:00 PM the afternoon before and it wasn't 'til after 6:00 I had any 'results' which didn't seem particularly voluminuous in view of the liquids I'd already consumed which by then amounted to about 2 cups GingerAle plus 8 cups GalviLyte.
Still as I finished the last evening's quart; I had about 6 trips to the john in the next 2 hours tho each had just moderate results and there was a definate leingthening beteewn trips toward the end which grew notably as the evening continued.
Just before beadtime it was clear: a) I'd sleep thru uninterrupted 'til morn & b) my 'evacuations' were, so faar, anything but 'clear'. For this latter case, I'd been warned to have a Fleet enema handy to use one hour before I'd leave home to go to the hospital. I also figured that drinking the last of my 4 Liters that AM would start my system flowing again and so [with my long bus trip in mind] I set the alarm for 5:00AM so I'd finish the last of the GalviLyte by 6:00AM.
By 7:00 AM 'ToiletBowl Results' [30min apart Thank G__] were looking more Yellowish than Borwn and while looking better seemed far from 'Clear' so I used the Fleet, tho to little apparent effect. By 8:00AM my 'John trips' had streached out to 45min so I figured [prayed] I wouldn't need to pay a taxi and I departed to catch the bus, arriving just before 9 "with time to spare".
Sorry for all these gory details but, as I 'worried my way' thru the process, these were details I wished I had. But, again, GaviLyte's a great improvement and especially with straws to bypass the tongue and Hard Lemon candies is easy to swallow with or without the included flavoring. And, by the way, I suspect the GingerAle probably increases the 'flow' so next time I'll try to drink 2 liters of it.