Colonoscopy

GLYCOLAX/GATORADE PREPARATION

In preparation for your procedure, two things need to be purchased at your local pharmacy.  You will be given the following:
    a. Four Dulcolax 5mg tablets
    b. Glycolax 255 gram bottle

ONE DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE:
    a. Clear liquids only (*see below)
    b. At 5:00 pm take 4 Dulcolax tablets
    c. At 6:00 pm mix the 255 gram bottle of Glycolax in 64 oz of Gatorade (not red or purple).  Shake the solution until the Glycolax is dissolved.  Drink an 8 oz glass every 10-15 minutes until the solution is gone.
    d. Continue drinking clear fluids until bedtime.

ON THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:
   a. Do not eat or drink anything that day.
   b. If you take medication, you may have it on the morning of the procedure with a small amount of water.

*CLEAR LIQUID DIET - ONLY THESE FOODS ARE ALLOWED:

Soups:  Clear bouillon, broth or consomme

Beverages:   Teas, coffee, decaffeinated tea/coffee, Kool-Aid, (no red or purple), carbonated beverages (no red or purple).  DO NOT put any milk or cream in your tea or coffee.

Juices:  Apple and White grape juice, strained lemonade, limeade, orange drink.  ANY JUICE YOU CAN SEE THROUGH AND HAS NO PULP IS ACCEPTABLE.

Dessert:  Popsicles, Jell-O (no red or purple).

PLEASE ARRANGE FOR TRANSPORTATION HOME.