Colonoscopy Prep Instructions - Sutab

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Please note, if you are not having regular bowel movement (at least one bowel movement every 3 days) you will need to follow our constipation protocol. Constipation protocol is Miralax twice daily 5 days prior to your procedure. Follow the Miralax dosing instructions found on the packaging insert.

5 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE:

A prescription for your bowel prep has been submitted to your pharmacy around the time your procedure was scheduled (this could have been sent several months ago).  Please contact your pharmacy prior to picking it up, to ensure is it ready. If your pharmacy is unable to locate your prescription, have them look under held prescriptions. If you are taking blood thinning medications or  diabetic medications, follow the MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS unless specified by our office with special instructions. Please discontinue multi vitamins with iron or iron supplements.

3 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE:

Begin the Colonoscopy Prep Diet. Continue to follow this diet until 1:00pm on day prior to your procedure.

ONE DAY PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE:

At 1:00 pm Start a clear liquid diet.  You may have water, ice, soda, Gatorade, ginger ale, broth (chicken, beef, vegetable), popsicles, Jell O, apple or white grape juice, tea and black coffee (no milk or cream).No alcoholic beverages. Avoid anything red or purple.

At 5:00 pm Open one bottle of 12 tablets, fill the provided container with 16 ounces of water. Swallow each tablet with a sip of water and drink the entire amount over 15 to 20 minutes. Approximately one hour after the last tablet is ingested, fill the provided container a second time with 16 ounces of water and drink the entire amount over 30 minutes. Approximately 30 minutes after finishing the second container of water, fill the provide container again with 16 ounces of water and drink the entire amount over 30 minutes.  You may continue drinking clear liquids along with your prep, however these must be sugar free or contain artificial sweetener.  Once you have completed your bowel prep you may resume liquids containing sugar.

THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE:

Continue a clear liquid diet, excluding broth and Jell O.  Take your usual medications including pain relievers and anti anxiety medications.  If you are taking blood thinning medications or  diabetic medications, follow the MEDICATION INSTRUCTIONS unless specified by our office with special instructions. You may continue aspirin products.

At  5 hours prior to check in: repeat with the second dose of Sutab following the same directions as before.  Take 12 tablets with 16 oz of water over a 15 to 20-minute period. One hour later drink an additional 16 oz of water over 30 minute period. Approximately 30 minutes following the second dose of water drink an additional 16 oz of water over 30 minute period. You may continue drinking clear liquids along with your prep, however these must be sugar free or contain artificial sweetener.  Once you have completed your bowel prep you may resume liquids containing sugar. ****If you are coming from out of town please add in your drive time and take earlier than 5 hours prior to check in.****

At 2 hours prior to check in: Nothing by mouth, including water.

At check in time: see directions to our facility.

We are limiting the patients and people in our clinic and Oregon Endoscopy Center; drivers and family will be asked to wait outside the facility or in their cars during the procedure. If you are scheduled at OEC you will be with us for 2 hours. If you are scheduled at SPA you will be with us for 3 hours. You are having a medical procedure with sedation which requires you have a driver after your procedure. If you do not have a driver or responsible adult, we will reschedule your procedure. You cannot drive again until the next day. You may use a medical transport service, taxi or bus with a responsible adult to accompany you home. For safety reasons, we recommend that you have a responsible adult with you for a few hours after your procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding these instructions, call our office at 541-868-9500.  Urgent concerns outside of office hours should be directed to the on call physician at 541-868-9500.

 

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