MIRALAX PREPARATION FOR COLONOSCOPY

This is an over the counter bowel preparation.  It is an effective way to clean our your colon (large intestine) before your colonoscopy procedure.  After you take this product, it goes through your intestines and causes you to have a liquid bowel movement.  This cleans out the waste so your doctor can clearly see the inside of your colon.

You must purchase:

                                

one 8.3 oz (238 grams) bottle of Miralax

                                      

5 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE DO NOT TAKE ANY ASPIRIN OR BLOOD THINNERS
four 5 mg Dulcolax Tablets (Bisacodyl)--comes in package of 10. Buy Dulcoloax laxative, not stool softener

 

 

                              

64 ounces (2 quarts or 1.89 liters) Gatorade

        

14 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE DO NOT TAKE ANY WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS

                          

  

3 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE DO NOT EAT ANY RAW FRUITS, RAW VEGETABLES, OR CORN

  

3 DAYS BEFORE PROCEDURE DO NOT TAKE ANY IRON PILLS

 

Clear liquids include:  strained fruit juices, juices without pulp, clear broth or bouillon, coffee or tea (no cream), plain jello, ice popsicles, Italian ice, lemonade, hard candy, sodas, water

The day before your procedure you should only drink clear liquids

 

 

STEP 1:  TAKE THE FOUR 5 mg DULCOLAX TABLETS      (Take the four Dulcolax Tablets with water.  Do not chew or crush) 

Begin anytime between 12-3PM

                                                      

STEP 2:  MIX THE ENTIRE BOTTLE OF MIRALAX WITH THE 64 OUNCE BOTTLE OF GATORADE. 

                                                                

STEP 3:  DRINK ONE 8 OUNCE GLASS EVERY 10-15 MINUTES UNTIL GONE

                                                  

YOU MAY CONTINUE TO DRINK ADDITIONAL CLEAR LIQUIDS UNTIL MIDNIGHT.  DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT EXCEPT FOR MEDICATIONS WITH A SIP OF WATER.  HAVE A RESPONSIBLE ADULT WITH YOU TO DRIVE YOU HOME.  YOU WILL BE SEDATED, THEREFORE NO DRIVING AND YOU SHOULD TAKE THE DAY OFF OF WORK.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY CALL THE OFFICE AT 410-766-4411.

Begin anytime between 4PM-7PM
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Shake well to dissolve the powder