Colonoscopy diabetic prep - miralax and crystal light (a
Digestive Diseases Specialists
COLONOSCOPY PREP - MIRALAX AND GATORADE OR CRYSTAL LIGHT
Your procedure is scheduled for _______________________________________________________
Please arrive at Pueblo Endoscopy Suites, Ste 420 (across the hall from main office) at ______________
Due to you receiving sedation you cannot drive, have alcohol, or sign legal documents for 24 hours.
YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE SOMEONE DRIVE YOU HOME AND REMAIN WITH YOU FOR
24 HOURS AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE.
You may continue to take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Plavix, Pradaxa, and Tylenol. If you’re taking Coumadin, or
Warfarin please contact our office ASAP. (719)543-3500
Purchase at the grocery store or pharmacy: (OVER-THE-COUNTER) No prescription is required.
Dulcolax® Laxative 5 mg tablets
(you will be taking 4 tablets)
Be sure it is the laxative tablets, NOT
the stool softeners.
MiraLAX® 238 gram bottle
Gatorade® 64 oz (NO RED, ORANGE, OR PURPLE)
Diabetic patients please use: Crystal Light® sugar-free drink 64 oz. (NO RED, ORANGE, OR PURPLE)
PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW COMPLETELY
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR COLONOSCOPY, YOU MUST BE ON A CLEAR LIQUID DIET ALL DAY.
AVOID RED, ORANGE, AND PURPLE LIQUIDS.
NO SOLID FOODS ALCOHOL OR DAIRY PRODUCTS ALLOWED!
Clear liquids consist of beef or chicken broths, clear juices or soda, Jell-O, coffee (without creamer), tea, popsicles, and of course,
water. Sugar-free liquids if you are diabetic.
ON THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:
Diabetic medications the day before should be taken as follows: _____________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________
» 3 p.m.:
Take 4 Dulcolax® 5 mg laxative tablets
with a glass of water.
» 5 p.m.:
Mix together HALF OF BOTTLE of MiraLAX® with 32 oz. of Gatorade® or Crystal
in a pitcher. Drink an 8 oz. glass of the solution every 15 minutes until gone.
» An hour and a half later, drink the OTHER HALF BOTTLE of MiraLAX® with
32 oz. of Gatorade® or Crystal Light®
every 15 minutes until gone.
Drink an additional 16 oz. of clear liquids through the rest of the evening. You may continue clear liquids up until 4 hours before your procedure.
Diarrhea usually begins within an hour or two, but may vary. You may notice some bloating or cramping at the beginning, but this will improve once the diarrhea begins. If you experience any nausea and/or vomiting please call the office. Stay close to a bathroom once you start the prep. You may use non-alcohol wipes to cleanse after each bowel movement and a barrier cream, such as A and D ointment® for chaffing.
DAY OF PROCEDURE:
Do not take any insulin or oral diabetic medications the day of your procedure. You should take any blood pressure or heart medications the morning of the procedure with only a small sip of water. You may brush your teeth.
YOU CAN HAVE CLEAR LIQUIDS UP UNTIL 4 (FOUR) HOURS BEFORE YOUR
PROCEDURE. NOTHING BY MOUTH AFTER THAT. (NO GUM OR MINTS)
ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CALL 719-543-3500
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