Follow the Colonoscopy Diet Instructions available here. This is very important and will help assure a clean prep and thorough exam. You will begin a liquid diet 24 hours before your procedure.
Part 1. The day before your procedure empty one Pouch A and one Pouch B into the mixing container. Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container and mix to dissolve. You can then refrigerate it if you want. At about 6pm start drinking the liquid at the rate of about 8 ounces (one of the marks on the container) every 15 minutes until the full liter is consumed. Then drink 16 ounces or more of a clear liquid of your choice. The more you drink the cleaner you will be. You can continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed.
Part 2. Starting 10 hours before your scheduled procedure empty one Pouch A and one Pouch B into the mixing container. Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container and mix to dissolve. Again you can mix this early and refrigerate it if you want. Start drinking the liquid at the rate of about 8 ounces (one of the marks on the container) every 15 minutes until the full liter is consumed. Then drink 16 ounces or more of water. You can drink clear liquids of your choice up to 8 hours before your procedure but must finish all bowel prep and oral intake by 8 hours before your procedure.
If your procedure is scheduled for real early in the morning (6-8am) you may find it more convenient to just take the whole prep the day before instead of trying to split it into two doses. Start Part 1 at noon the day before and Part 2 at 10pm. However, if you can spit it as above it does work better.
Arrive at the endoscopy center one hour prior to your appointment with ONLY your driver’s license, insurance card and someone to drive you home. You will NOT be allowed to drive yourself home due to the sedation. You must bring your friend or relative with you to your appointment. You ARE NOT allowed to go home by taxi or BUS. If this is not followed then your procedure will be canceled and rescheduled and could be subjected to a fee. All personal items need to remain at home, you will not need your purse or wallet or jewelry during your colonoscopy.
The endoscopy center will be calling you to get medical history from you over the phone. The center is not in the same office as your doctor, so please be aware that the medical staff for the endoscopy center may call you.
Please let us know if you have any questions- we want your experience to be as safe as possible.