Nasogastric Laxative Cleanout

Nasogastric laxative cleanout is a treatment option for children with significant constipation. It is also used in preparation for a colonoscopy. The most commonly used laxative is called GoLYTELY® (polyethylene glycolelectrolyte solution).

In this procedure, a nasogastric tube is inserted into your child’s nose and advanced into the stomach. An infusion of a laxative liquid is administered via the tube. The liquid goes rapidly through your child’s gastrointestinal tract and cleans it out.

This intervention is only available at CHOP’s Main Campus.


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