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Pre-preparation

COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION

 5 days prior to procedure

Stop all blood thinning medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Example – Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, BC Powder, Aleve, Fish Oil, Vitamins,      Iron.

 

3 days prior to procedure

Begin the Low Fiber Diet starting at breakfast and continue all day

See examples of acceptable foods on the following pages

 

2 days prior to procedure

Continue the Low Fiber Diet all day

 

The day before your procedure

Clear Liquid Diet All Day

See examples of clear liquids on the following pages. Please stay hydrated today by drinking at least 8 ounces of clear liquids every hour.

May refrigerate  Clenpiq.    It’s easier to drink when it’s cold.

At 5pm, drink first dose of Clenpiq.  Drink Clenpiq right from the bottle.

You must drink the whole container of Clenpiq, followed by 5 cups (8 ounces each) of clear liquid over the next hour.   It may be helpful to suck on a hard candy while drinking your prep, sipping the prep through a straw, and drinking the solution slowly to prevent nausea.  You may continue to drink clear liquids during the evening.

Procedure Day

Beginning  at least 5 hours prior to your procedure start time, drink the 2nd dose of Clenpiq right from the bottle.   You must drink the whole container of Clenpiq followed by at least 3 cups (8 ounces each) of clear liquid. You must have nothing to drink 3 hours prior to your procedure time. After this dose, the color of your bowel movements should be clear liquid/yellow.

Low Fiber Diet

Fiber is the part of vegetables, fruits, and grains that cannot be digested by your body. A low-fiber diet restricts these high fiber foods.  As a result, the amount of undigested material passing through your colon is limited and stool bulk is lessened. This is the start to your bowel prep.

Foods low in fiber:

Foods to Avoid:

 Clear Liquid Diet

A clear liquid diet consists of only liquids that you can see through. Clear liquids may be colored as long as you are able to literally see through them. The clear liquids are easily digested and leave no undigested residue in the colon. You cannot eat food while on a clear liquid diet.   A colonoscopy requires that no food be in your intestinal tract.

The following foods are allowed on a clear liquid diet:

Any foods not on the above list should be avoided.

We ask you to avoid any liquids with red coloring as this could be mistaken for blood in the colon.

No gelatin, no dairy and no alcohol while on this clear liquid diet.

For Certain Patients

Diabetic Patients:

Please make sure you have regular drinks available (not just “Diet and Sugar Free”) in case you develop low blood sugar while you are prepping for your procedure.

 Asthma Patients:

 Please use your inhalers the morning of your procedure.

 Heart, Blood Pressure, and Seizure Patients:

 Please hold your morning dose of blood pressure medications

(Examples of beta blockers: Propranolol, Metoprolol, Atenolol, Carvedilol, Timolol, Labetalol, Acebutolol, Esmolol, Metoprolol Succinate)

Blood Thinner Patients:

If you are on a blood thinning medication or aspirin prescribed by a physician, be sure to notify us as soon as possible. We will need to contact the prescribing physician for further instructions.

Sleep Apnea Patients:

Please bring your CPAP machine with you to your procedure

For those who take Herbal Supplements, Fish Oil, Vitamins, and Aspirin 81mg:

Stop these supplements and Aspirin 5 days prior to your procedure. Each of these has blood thinning elements and will need to be stopped in preparation for your procedure

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