The process for preparing for a colonoscopy is called bowel prep. Generally, all solids must be emptied from the gastrointestinal tract by following a clear liquid diet the day before the procedure. You should inform Dr. Cofrancesco of all medical conditions and any medications, vitamins, or supplements taken regularly. Driving is not permitted for 24 hours after colonoscopy to allow the sedative time to wear off. Before the appointment, you should make plans for a ride home.
Below you will find information on two types of bowel prep for a colonoscopy.
1st dose: 5-6 PM
2nd dose: 4 hours prior to procedure time
Step 1: Pour One 6-ounce bottle of SUPREP liquid into the mixing container.
Step 2: Add cool drinking water to the 16 ounce line on the container and mix.
Step 3: Drink ALL the liquid in the container
Step 4: You must drink two more 16-ounce containers of water.
Step 5: Repeat steps 1 through 4 using the other 6-ounce bottle. (Both 6-ounce bottles are required for a complete prep).
Start drinking prep around 2 PM the day before procedure (on clear liquid day). Drink 8 ounces every 10 minutes until you are done. No liquid after midnight.