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Colonoscopy Preparation

MOVIPREP COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION

Purchase these laxatives:

1. Four Dulcolax laxative (generic: bisacodyl) over-the-counter.
2. MoviPrep (prescription only) - This contains Four pouches (two letter A pouches and two letter B pouches) and a disposable container.

The DAY BEFORE Your Colonoscopy:

Clear Liquids Only

Absolutely No Solid Food

Examples of clear liquids: Water, clear fruit juices such as apple or white grape, chicken or beef bouillon, Jell-O (no RED or PURPLE), clear Gatorade, popsicles (no RED or PURPLE), clear soft drinks, coffee or tea without cream. Sugar or artificial sweeteners are permitted.

  • NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS
  • NO ORANGE JUICE
  • NO RED OR PURPLE JELLO OR JUICES

Prepare your Moviprep for use in the afternoon: Add one pouch A and one pouch B into each of the disposable containers. Add lukewarm drinking water to the top of the line of the container. Mix to dissolve. Store in the refrigerator.

12 NOON: Take the four (4) Dulcolax tablets by mouth with a glassful of water

5 PM: Begin drinking the contents of the first container of MoviPrep. Each container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 minutes drink the solution down to the next mark (approx 8 oz.) until the liter is complete.

Drink 16 oz. of the clear liquid of your choice the rest of the evening.

The DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE:

The morning of the procedure: Aprox. 2 ½ hours prior to the time of your procedure (time to be given to you by the nurse) repeat the steps from 5 PM the night before.

Finish drinking the contents of the second container at least two hours prior to the procedure time or one hour prior to your arrival time to the surgical center.

Do not eat or drink anything else.

Report to the facility at the time indicated by the office nurse.

You may take any necessary medications (i.e. blood pressure meds) with a small sip of water 2 hours prior to your arrival time for your procedure.

Bring along someone to take you home.

Please avoid using Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs for pain 3-4 days prior to your procedure. Some over the counter supplements may also thin your blood, so please make sure you check with the doctor prior to your colonoscopy. You may use Tylenol.

Patients on Plavix, Coumadin or long term Aspirin may have to stop these medicines prior to colonoscopy. Dr. Alar will give you SPECIFIC instructions on whether or not to stop these medications, and when to restart.

Patients with diabetes, please ask Dr. Alar how to adjust your drug regimen during the preparation for the colonoscopy and the day of the colonoscopy.

REMEMBER: The preparation is very important. An adequate clean out allows for the best evaluation of your entire colon. During the prep, using baby wipes may ease some of your discomfort.

You should NOT plan on working or driving the rest of the day due to sedation given at the procedure.

SUPREP COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION

Purchase these laxatives:

1. Four Dulcolax laxative (generic: bisacodyl) over-the-counter.
2. SUPREP (prescription only) - This contains Two 6 oz bottles of liquid and a disposable container.

The DAY BEFORE your colonoscopy:

Clear Liquids Only

Absolutely No Solid Food

Examples of clear liquids: Water, clear fruit juices such as apple or white grape, chicken or beef bouillon, Jell-O (no RED or PURPLE), clear Gatorade, popsicles (no RED or PURPLE), clear soft drinks, coffee or tea without cream. Sugar or artificial sweeteners are permitted.

12 NOON: Take the four (4) Dulcolax tablets by mouth with a glassful of water

5 PM: Pour 1 (6 oz) bottle of SUPREP into the mixing container located in the kit; add cool water to the red fill line and mix. Drink all the liquid in the container. Follow it with two (2) 16 oz containers of water over the next hour. Continue to drink clear liquids until midnight.

Please, have nothing more by mouth after midnight, until the procedure is over.

Continue with SUPREP in the morning as follows:

The DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE:

The morning of the procedure: Aprox. 2 ½ hours prior to the time of your procedure (time to be given to you by the nurse) pour 1 (6oz) bottle of SUPREP into the mixing container and add cool water to the red fill line and mix. Drink all the liquid in the container.

You must drink two (2) 16 oz containers of water to follow. Please be done drinking your prep and water by at least two hours prior to the procedure time or one hour prior to the arrival time to the surgical center.

Do not eat or drink anything else.

Report to the facility at the time indicated by the office nurse.

You may take any necessary medications (i.e. blood pressure meds) with a small sip of water 2 hours prior to your arrival time for your procedure.

Bring along someone to take you home.

Please avoid using Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other NSAIDs for pain 3-4 days prior to your procedure. Some over the counter supplements may also thin your blood, so please make sure you check with the doctor prior to your colonoscopy. You may use Tylenol.

Patients on Plavix, Coumadin or long term Aspirin may have to stop these medicines prior to colonoscopy. Dr. Alar will give you SPECIFIC instructions on whether or not to stop these medications, and when to restart.

Patients with diabetes, please ask Dr. Alar how to adjust your drug regimen during the preparation for the colonoscopy and the day of the colonoscopy.

REMEMBER: The preparation is very important. An adequate clean out allows for the best evaluation of your entire colon. During the prep, using baby wipes may ease some of your discomfort.

You should NOT plan on working or driving the rest of the day due to sedation given at the procedure.