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GOLYTELY Two Day Bowel Prep

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GOLYTELY| Colonoscopy Two Day Preparation Instructions

ONE WEEK BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • You must have a responsible adult drive you home. If you do not have a ride arranged, we will not be able to perform the procedure. Public transportation is only allowed with an adult escort.
  • Call your pharmacy prior to picking up the prep to ensure they have the prescription.
  • Pick up one bottle of Magnesium Citrate and Bisacodyl tablets, these will be over the counter
  • Medications
    • Blood-thinning medications may need to be discontinued. Take your last dose of on
    • May continue to take regular medications, unless instructed by provider or nursing staff
      • Stop Taking
        • Prescription Iron pills
      • Stop Eating
        • Seeds, nuts, tomatoes, berries, corn, popcorn, and breads with seeds or nut

TWO DAYS BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Obtain Covid Test
  • Start clear liquid diet. No solid foods, dairy or non-dairy products, juices with pulp, red or purple colors, and alcohol.
  • Clear Liquids include: Water, Apple Juice, Gatorade, Broth, Jello, Popsicles, soda, etc.
  • Drink 8oz of clear liquids every hour starting at 1:00pm until 5:00pm (4- 8oz glasses total)
  • At 5:30pm add Magnesium Citrate to an 8oz glass of cold water, stir until the fizzing stops. (Use a large glass) drink entire mixture within 15 minutes.
  • Continue drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour starting at 6:00pm until 9:00pm (4- 8oz glasses total)
  • At 9:30pm take 4 (four) Bisacodyl tablets with water. DO NOT CHEW!
  • Continue with Clear Liquid Diet

ONE DAY BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Continue clear liquid diet. No solid foods, red or purple liquids, chewing gum, and alcohol.
  • Clear Liquids include: Water, Apple Juice, Gatorade, Broth, Jell-O, Popsicles, soda, etc.
  • Mix Golytely bowel prep solution:
    • Fill the container with lukewarm water to the fill line and put into the refrigerator to chill.
  • Begin drinking the first half of the bowel prep solution around 6:00 pm. Drink 8 oz. every 10-15 minutes until first half is gone.
    • Take 4 (four) Bisacodyl tablets with your first glass of Golytely.
  • After finishing half of the prep, drink two (2) 8 oz. glasses of water & continue clear liquids.
  • Bowel movements should be watery.
  • Patients that are Diabetic 2/2
    • Evening Dose Only: Take ½ the dose of your diabetic medication(s) the day before your procedure
    • No dose the day of the procedure

DAY OF COLONOSCOPY

  • Continue clear liquid diet–No Solid Food.
  • Start drinking prep four (4) hours prior to procedure time:
    • Follow the prep instructions as listed above;
    • No Biscadoyl tablets will be needed with second half of prep.
    • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK THREE (3) HOURS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE TIME.

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