GATORADE COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION
Purchase these over the counter laxatives:
The DAY BEFORE your colonoscopy: Clear Liquids Only
Drink only clear liquids.
NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS. NO ORANGE JUICE. NO RED OR PURPLE JELLO OR JUICES.
3 PM: Take 2 DULCOLAX tablets
5 PM: Mix the entire bottle of MIRALAX into the 64 ounces of GATORADE. (Put half the bottle in each 32 ounce bottle). Shake the solution until fully dissolved. Drink an 8 ounce glass every 30 minutes until the solution is gone.
7 PM: Take the last 2 DULCOLAX tablets.
NOTHING BY MOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
The DAY OF your colonoscopy:
No aspirin, aspirin by-products or plavix for 1 week prior to your colonscopy. No coumadin for 5 days or check with your physician who orders the coumadin. Please contact the physican that prescribed the asprin, plavix, and coumadin to see if this is acceptable.
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 hould NOT plan on working or driving the rest of the day due to sedation given at the procedure.
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