Colonoscopy Osmoprep

COLONOSCOPY INSTRUCTIONS FOR OSMOPREP
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 EXAM:

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner—Clear Liquid Diet ONLY.

It is important to drink many clear liquids throughout the entire day.

 Clear Liquid Diet List:  No dairy products or anything that is red or purple in color

 Beverages include water, soft drinks (orange, ginger ale, sprite, 7-up, etc.), Gatorade, Kool-Aid, strained fruit juices such as apple or white grape juice.  Also, tea or coffee without sugar or dairy products is permitted (sweeteners are okay).

Soups include chicken or beef broth.

Desserts include hard candies, Jell-O (orange, lemon or lime) or popsicles (no sherbets or fruit bars).


First Regimen:

Starting at    5:00 pm    Evening prior to exam: Take 4 Osmoprep tablets every 15 minutes with at least 8 ounces of any clear liquid until you have consumed all 20 tablets.

 Second Regimen:

Starting at    5:00 am    Morning of exam: Take 4 Osmoprep tablets every 15 minutes with at least 8 ounces of any clear liquid until you have consumed the remaining 12 tablets.

 You may continue to have clear liquids only in the morning, but NOTHING, INCLUDING WATER, CAN BE TAKEN BY MOUTH THREE HOURS PRIOR TO THE EXAMINATION.

 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.*