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COLONOSCOPY INSTRUCTIONS – (Afternoon)

PREPKIT C

PREPKIT C contains 2 x sachets of Picoprep & 1 x sachet of Glycoprep

  • Please read and follow the instructions on this sheet rather than those on the bowel prep box/sachet
  • The success of your colonoscopy is highly dependent on your bowel being clear of all waste. A poor preparation can result in important findings being missed or the procedure needing to be repeated
  • The preparation for your colonoscopy involves dietary changes and bowel preparation medication
  • Once you have started the medication loose bowel actions usually occur within 1-2 hours and you are advised to remain close to a toilet

TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

  • Stop any iron supplements
  • Stop eating seeds, grains, pips, fruit with skin

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

DIET

You are allowed to eat a LIGHT breakfast and a LIGHT lunch with the following foods ONLY (e.g., 1 egg or 1 piece of toast)

  • white bread with butter, white rice, white coloured yoghurt, vanilla ice-cream, eggs, milk, cheese, custard, ‘Rice Bubbles’ cereal, clear jelly
  • After lunch you should have NO SOLID FOODS.
  • After lunch ONLY APPROVED clear liquids until you begin fasting. APPROVED clear fluids include: water, clear broth, clear cordials, clear apple juice, clear ice blocks, lemonade, soda water, black tea/coffee

BOWEL PREPARATION MEDICATION

6PM (PicoPrep) – Add the entire contents of ONE sachet of PicoPrep to a glass of warm water (250ml). This can be chilled before drinking. Drink slowly but completely. This should be followed by another 1-2 glasses of APPROVED clear liquids

8PM (Glycoprep-C) – Add the entire contents of the Glycoprep-C sachet to 1 litre of warm water. This can be chilled prior to drinking. Drink the entire litre over the next

2-3 hours. Slow down the rate if you feel nauseated

ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE

  • 7AM (PicoPrep) – Add the entire contents of the SECOND sachet of PicoPrep to a glass of warm water (250ml). This can be chilled before drinking. Drink slowly but completely. This should be followed by another 1-2 glasses of water
  • FAST – water only up until the time indicated to you by the Practice.