Colonoscopy Prep with MIRALAX

In preparation for your colonoscopy, please review the details of the prep (noted below) that is required for a clean, clear colon.  This prep noted below is for when you are using the Miralax prep.  If you have had side effects or difficulties with the Miralax prep, please ask the physicians or the nursing staff for other options that may work better for you. Other options are Prepopik, GoLytely, etc. 

CLEAR LIQUIDS CONSIST OF:  Black Coffee, Hot tea/iced tea, Water/flavored waters, Soda - diet or regular, Juices - apple, "natural" cranberry, grape, peach, Kool-aids, lemonade, Gatorade, Crystal Light, Broth - chicken/vegetable/beef, Iced Popsicles and Jello.

**NO COUGH DROPS, GUM, MINTS, CHEWING TOBACCO, ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR SMOKING THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE.  AVOID ANY DRINKS WITH ARTIFICIAL RED."
 
Morning of the procedure – DO take your blood pressure and heart medications with a sip of water.

YOU WILL NEED SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU HOME. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU, THE PROCEDURE WILL BE CANCELLED. IF YOUR DRIVER MUST LEAVE WHILE YOU ARE HAVING YOUR PROCEDURE THEY ARE ONLY ALLOWED TO LEAVE IF YOUR PROCEDURE IS SCHEDULED IN THE MORNING.  THEY SHOULD RETURN WITHIN 20 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE COMPLETION.  IF YOUR PROCEDURE IS IN THE AFTERNOON, YOUR DRIVER SHOULD STAY AT THE FACILITY.

For a Morning Appointment

PURCHASE:   One Bottle of Miralax 238 gm (8.3 oz), Dulcolax Laxative Tablets and One Fleet Enema (in case you are not cleaned out completely) - all of which are over the counter products. 

TIMING: 24 hours prior to your colonoscopy START CLEAR LIQUIDS

SPLIT-PREP STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP ONE
1)      Take two Dulcolax Tablets with 8 oz of water at 4:00 PM
2)      Start Miralax Prep at 6:00 PM
3)      Mix 7 capfuls of Miralax in 32 ounces any clear liquid.
4)      Drink an 8 oz glassful of the mixture every 30 minutes until gone.
5)      You may have clear liquids after you are finished with the first part of your prep.

STEP TWO
1)      At 11:00 PM, mix 7 capfuls of Miralax in 32 ounces  of clear liquid.
2)      Drink an 8 oz glassful of the mixture every 30 minutes until gone.
3)      Once you have completed Step One and Step Two Do not drink anything.

If you have completed both steps, the bowel movement should be clear to yellow in color.  If your bowel movements are darker, please administer the Fleet Enema and call the Endo Center for further instructions 570-524-1213.

For an Afternoon Appointment

PURCHASE:   One Bottle of Miralax 238 gm (8.3 oz), Dulcolax Laxative Tablets and One Fleet Enema (in case you are not cleared out completely) - all of which are over the counter products.

TIMING: 24 hours prior to your colonoscopy START CLEAR LIQUIDS

SPLIT-PREP STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:

STEP ONE
1)       Take two Dulcolax Tablets with 8 oz of water at 4:00 PM
2)       Start Miralax Prep at 6:00 PM
3)       Mix 7 capfuls of Miralax in 32 ounces any clear liquid.
4)       Drink an 8 oz glassful of the mixture every 30 minutes until gone.
5)       You may have clear liquids after you are finished with the first part of your prep.

STEP TWO
1)       At 5:00 AM, mix 7 capfuls of Miralax in 32 ounces  of clear liquid.
2)       Drink an 8 oz glassful of the mixture every 30 minutes until gone.
3)       Once you have completed Step One and Step Two Do not drink anything.

If you have completed both steps of the Miralax prep, the bowel movement should be clear to yellow in color.  If your bowel movements are darker, please administer the Fleet Enema and call the Endo Center for futher instructions 570-524-1213.

MAKE SURE YOUR DRIVER IS AWARE THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEAVE THE OFFICE.  Your driver needs to be available as soon as you are ready to go.