Golytely: a new approach to faecal impaction in old age

Age Ageing. 1986 May;15(3):182-4. doi: 10.1093/ageing/15.3.182.

Abstract

Forty-five elderly subjects with faecal impaction were entered into a study of the efficacy of golytely. Twenty-three were treated with golytely 2 l/day for 2 days and then lactulose 30 ml b.d. and daily enemas. Twenty-two were treated with lactulose 30 ml b.d. and daily enemas alone. A good response was achieved in 13 (56%) within 1 week and in 20 (87%) within 2 weeks when golytely was used, as compared to only 5 (23%) within 1 week and 9 (41%) within 2 weeks when it was not used.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Electrolytes / therapeutic use*
  • Enema
  • Fecal Impaction / drug therapy*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lactulose / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Polyethylene Glycols / therapeutic use*

Substances

  • Electrolytes
  • Golytely
  • Polyethylene Glycols
  • Lactulose