Please review these instructions thoroughly at least 10 days prior to your procedure.
For this colonoscopy prep, you will need to purchase:
- 1 bottle of Miralax (238 grams)
- 4 Dulcolax tablets
- 1 bottle of Gatorade (64 oz, avoid red, purple, or blue colors)
Day Before the Procedure
Stay on a clear liquid diet from the time you get up in the morning. Drink as many clear fluids as you can throughout the day. Plan to be near a restroom while take the prep.
- At 3pm, take 2 Dulcolax tablets.
- At 5pm, mix the 238 gram bottle of Miralax into the 64 oz bottle of Gatorade. Shake virogously until the Miralax is dissolved. Drink 8 oz of the Gatorade mix every 15 minutes for an hour, at which time there should be half of the bottle left.
- At 8pm, take the last 2 Dulcolax tablets.
- Continue drinking clear liquids until bedtime.
- At midnight, stop eating. Do not eat or drink anything until after your procedure.
Day of the Procedure
- Five hours prior to your scheduled test time, drink 8 oz of the remaining Miralax prep.
- Repeat every 15 minutes for an hour at which time the solution should be gone.
- Please take one 125mg Gas X 2 hours prior to the colonoscopy.
Please call our offices if you experience any problems.