2- Colonoscopy preparation (MOVIPREP)
ONE WEEK BEFORE PROCEDURE:
Do not take any blood thinners such as (Aspirin, NSAID’s, Plavix , garlic tablets) during the week preceding your procedure UNLESS instructed otherwise. No Warfarin/Coumadin for 3 days prior to the procedure.
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:
The more clear liquids you drink throughout the day before your procedure, the better you will feel and the better your prep will be.
1. Mix MoviPrep (1 pouch A and 1 pouch B) in the container with tap water early in the morning and refrigerate.
2. Stay on a clear liquid diet all day THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE. This includes water, black coffee (no cream), tea, lemon or lime Jello (no fruit), chicken or beef broth, apple juice, ginger ale, 7-Up, sprite, ice pops, diet sodas (diet Coke, diet Pepsi, diet Dr. Pepper), and clear Gatorade. Sweetners such as Sweet & Low, Equal, and sugar are ok. NO RED JELLO OR RED BEVERAGES.
3. Begin drinking the first batch of MoviPrep at 6:00pm. Drink 8 oz. every 10-15 min. until it is all gone. Once you have completed drinking the MoviPrep solution, drink (2) 8 oz glasses of clear liquid. This will keep you hydrated.
4. Mix the remaining MoviPrep (1 pouch A and 1 pouch B) in the same container with tap water after you have consumed the first liter and refrigerate.
THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE:
5. Begin drinking the MoviPrep you mixed the night before 4 hours prior to your scheduled procedure time. (example: if your colonoscopy is at 10am, you will need to begin drinking your MoviPrep at 6am) Drink 8 oz. every 10-15 min. until it is all gone. Once you have completed drinking the MoviPrep solution, drink (2) 8 oz glasses of clear liquid. This will keep you hydrated.
6. You may take important medications (such as heart, blood pressure, thyroid, or a seizure disorder, etc.) with a small sip of water on the morning of your procedure. If you are a diabetic, DO NOT take your diabetic medications on the morning of your procedure. Routine medications with the exception of blood thinning medications may be taken when you get home.
7. Transportation: Since a colonoscopy involves some anesthesia/sedation, you MUST have someone drive you home and stay with you during the following 4-6 hours (NO TAXI DRIVERS).
8. TIP: using A&D ointment, Vaseline or diaper rash ointment between bowel movements will help prevent anal irritation. You may also use baby wipes in place of toilet tissue.
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THE PREP INSTRUCTIONS MAY RESULT IN THE CANCELLATION OF YOUR PROCEDURE. A COLONOSCOPY CANNOT BE DONE WITH A DIRTY COLON!