CT Colonoscopy Prep

MIRALAX PREP FOR VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY

ITEMS TO PURCHASE:  One Fleet enema, one MIRALAX (no generic!) 238 gm bottle, four DULCOLAX tablets, one 64 oz bottle of Gatorade, or if you are diabetic, one 64 oz bottle of Diet SnappleNONE OF THESE SHOULD BE RED IN COLOR.

DAY BEFORE PREP

Take two Dulcolax tablets at bedtime.

DAY BEFORE THE VIRTUAL COLONOSCOPY (DAY OF PREP)

You may have a normal breakfast, then clear liquids the rest of the day.  Clear liquids include: coffee/tea, chicken broth, beef bullion, Jello-O (NO RED COLOR), apple juice/white grape juice, or ice pops.  NO MILK/CREAM.

At 12:00 noon, mix the entire 238 gm bottle of Miralax into a 64 oz bottle of Gatorade or 64 oz bottle of Diet Snapple – NO RED COLOR.  Make sure it is well-dissolved.

Begin drinking the mix, having one 8 oz glass every 20-30 minutes until it is finished.

At 9:00 p.m., take two Dulcolax tablets.  Drink extra fluids until bedtime.  NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT except your heart and blood pressure medications which you may take with a sip of water.  Diabetics: DO NOT TAKE YOUR DIABETIC MEDICATION.

DAY OF PROCEDURE

One hour before leaving for your appointment, give yourself one Fleet enema.