Colon Prep Dulcolax / Magnesium Citrate

DULCOLAX AND MAGNESIUM CITRATE COLONOSCOPY PREPARATION
Procedure after 11:30am arrival

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             AVOID FRUITS AND VEGETABLES WITH PEELS OR LEAFY GREENS, INCLUDING SALAD, AS WELL AS SEEDS AND NUTS FOR 2 – 3 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAMINATION.

 DAY BEFORE EXAMINATION PREPARATION

 Clear liquid diet the entire of the day.

 Clear liquids are liquids you can see through.  Liquids allowed on a clear diet include the following:

 

  • Beverages:
    Clear fruit juices (apple, cranberry, grape)
    Strained juices (orange, lemonade, grapefruit)
    Soft drinks (ginger ale, white soda, other clear carbonated drinks)
    Mineral Water (plain or flavored)
    Tea
    Black coffee (non-dairy coffee creamer is permitted)
    Liquid gelatin (3oz. package in 1 quart of water)
    Exclude all others such as nectars, milk, cream and juices with pulp
  • Soup:
    Clear broth or bouillon
  • Desserts:
    Plain gelatin (not red)
    Frozen ices
    Flavored fruit juice ices, sugar, honey, sugar substitutes, hard candy

 NO dairy products or any liquid that is red or purple.

 DAY BEFORE EXAMINATION PREPARATION

 1.  Please take 2 Dulcolax tablets at 12:00PM and then two more at 4:00PM.

 2.  Please take 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate at 6:00PM (no red or purple colors) and again at 6:00AM the morning of the test.  Please continue with clear liquids up until 3 hours prior to the scheduled test time.

 YOU WILL NEED A RIDE HOME.  THIS IS HOSPITAL REGULATION.

*Please contact our office for any additional instructions that may have been given at your appointment.  This includes how to take your medications prior to the procedure.*

*There is always an on-call M.D. to address any questions/concerns you may have.*