The key to accurate diagnosis of your problem is proper preparation. The bowel needs to be flushed completely free of waste material that might hide an abnormality.
Other Medications: Take your usual prescription medications (except iron or blood thinners as noted below). If you have a history of heart valve or valve surgery or need antibiotics before surgery, please notify us.
Blood Thinners: If you are taking blood thinners,(Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix) please contact our office and your primary physician for specific instructions at least one week prior to the colonoscopy. ONLY STOP THESE MEDICATIONS IF YOU HAVE BEEN AUTHORIZED BY OUR DOCTOR OR YOUR CARDIOLOGIST. Aspirin is usually stopped one week before the colonoscopy.
One day prior to your colonoscopy start a clear liquid diet when you wake up and continue all day.
NOTHING SOLID NOTHING RED NOTHING PURPLE
Soups: Clear Bouillon, Chicken Broth, Vegetable Broth, Beef Broth, or Consommé.
Beverages: Tea, decaf coffee (no milk or cream), Kool-Aid, carbonated beverages, Gatorade.
Juices: White Cranberry, White apple, White grape, strained lemonade, limeade, and orange drink. Any juice that you can see through and has no pulp is acceptable.
Dessert: Italian ice, Popsicle, Jell-O and hard candy.
Diabetic Patients: You may have your usual breakfast today and should take your diabetic medications. The prep solution does not contain glucose sugar. Throughout the day, you should drink sugar-containing clear liquids, as needed to maintain your blood sugar level. Monitor your blood sugar at your usual times.
3:00 PM -Start to drink the Golytely/Trilyte 8oz every 15 to 30 minutes
After you drink ALL the laxative you can continue on a clear liquid diet.
STOP ALL LIQUID INTAKE 4 HOURS BEFORE ARRIVAL TIME
Make sure to have someone 18 or older to ride back home after the procedure.
If you have any questions please give us a call.