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If your procedure is scheduled before 12:00 p.m.
MIRALAX PREP for COLONOSCOPY
ABOUT THE PROCEDURE:
After your clear liquid diet and laxatives, your digestive tract should be quite clear and empty.
You will receive medication before the procedure to reduce discomfort unless you choose not
to. A flexible instrument will be passed through the rectum and into the colon. This allows us
to look at the lining of the colon for possible problems. If any are found, we can take a small
biopsy of the tissue for further study. During this procedure, we may take photographs for
your medical record.
You must bring someone who will drive you home 1 hour from your appointment time. Your
driver must come to the endoscopy unit to escort you to the car. You will not be able to drive
the day of your procedure. If you need to take a taxi or public transportation you must bring an
escort with you. WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
Colonoscopy is a standard medical procedure, but all such procedures have some risks. These
problems do not happen often.
Rarely the instrument may tear the wall of the colon. This may require surgery.
There may be adverse drug reactions or heart/breathing complications.
In rare instances, bleeding may occur usually when tissue or polyps are removed. This
may mean being admitted to the hospital for additional care which may require a transfusion or surgery.
Do not take iron or iron supplements or herbal supplements 7 days prior to procedure.
Do take all other medication, including blood pressure medicine and heart medications.
Please call the office if:
• You are on Coumadin, Warfarin, Plavix or any other anti-coagulate therapy • You have a heart murmur, an artificial heart valve, internal cardiac defibrillator
(ICD), prior history of heart valve infection or require antibiotics prior to medical procedures.
Take all other medications including blood pressure and heart medications. Do not eat nuts, seeds, popcorn, or corn 5 days prior to exam. Discontinue fiber supplements such as Metamucil, Citrucel, and Fiberall 5 days prior Do not eat Olestra containing foods (i.e. WOW potato chips) 7 days prior Please leave all jewelry at home. Purchase Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) laxative tablets. Needed 4 (over the counter at any pharmacy)
Purchase Miralax 238 gm bottle (over the counter at any pharmacy) Purchase 64 oz Gatorade(not red, blue or purple)
ONE DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE
Drink ONLY clear liquids (NOTHING RED, PURPLE OR BLUE
Examples of clear liquids are as follows:
• dissolved beef/chicken bouillon cubes
• popsicles • strained fruit juices such as apple or white grape juice
• coffee/tea without cream or dairy products
AT 1 PM: Take (2) Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) laxative tablets.
AT 5 PM: Mix Miralax 238 gm bottle with 64 ounces of Gatorade (not red, blue or purple).
Drink an 8-ounce glass every 10-20 minutes until solution is gone. (*You may mix solution
ONE HOUR before and chill in refrigerator)
AT 9 PM: Take (2) Bisacodyl (Dulcolax) laxative tablets. DAY OF PROCEDURE
Discontinue your clear liquid diet three hours before the procedure – nothing by mouth.
You are scheduled with Dr.______________________
on ______________________ with arrival time at _________am/pm.
Your procedure is scheduled to being at _____________________________________am/pm.
If you have any questions, please call the office 773-7964. Updated 4/10/10
DAVID A. YEAGER, DPM, FASPS, FACFAS Practice Information: KSB Foot and Ankle Center/ Wound Care Center Dixon, IL 61021 Residency Director of KSB Hospital; Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency with Reconstructive Rearfoot/Ankle Surgery Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford C
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