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Preparation: You will be undergoing a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy is a test to look at the lining of your large intestine/colon using a flexible tube to check for abnormal areas, including cancer. You will be given IV (intravenous) anesthesia for this procedure.

Five to Seven Days before your Colonoscopy

  • DO NOT take any aspirin, products containing aspirin, non-steroidal anti- inflammatories/NSAIDS (e.g. Aleve, Motrin, ibuprofen, naproxen), COX-2 Inhibitors (e.g. Celebrex), Pentoxyfylline (Trental), Nabumetone (Relafen)
  • DO NOT take iron supplements, vitamins or herbal supplements
  • DO NOT take blood thinners, such as clopidogril (Plavix), dipyridamole (Aggrenox, Persantine), or warfarin (Coumadin). If you cannot stop taking these medications, please discuss this with your provider.

Note: Acetaminophen products (e.g. Tylenol) are safe to use before your procedure. Arrange for transportation as you will not be allowed to drive after the procedure.

Two-Day Preparation Instructions

Your physician has prescribed solutions bowel preparation for you to clean your colon for your exam. Solution cleans the body’s waste out of your colon so your doctor can clearly see the inside of your intestines. You must drink the entire solution to ensure the most effective.

Two Days Before Your Colonoscopy

You need to begin your preparation by drinking only clear fluids for two entire days before your procedure.

You cannot eat any solid food.

You may drink unlimited amounts of any type of clear fluid: water, sport drinks, dapple juice, beef or chicken broth. You may also eat Jell-O gelatin and popsicles. No purple or red products.

  • 1:00 P.M. – 2 Tablet of Dulcolax
  • 3:00 P.M. – 2 tablet of Dulcolax
  • At 6:00 p.m. drink one bottle of Magnesium Citrate.
  • Continue to Drink lots of clear fluids.

Day before your Colonoscopy

  • The entire day before your colonoscopy, no solid foods and stay close to a bathroom facility.
  • You must follow a clear liquid diet (e.g. water, plain coffee, tea, gelatin, apple juice, white grape juice, chicken broth, beef broth, Gatorade.)
  • You mustAVOID any red or purple products
    • Take 2 tablets of Dulcolax at 1:00pm
    • Another 2 tablets of Dulcolax at 3:00pm
    • Then begin drinking the first half of solution starting at 3:00pm. Drink it slowly until you finish half. Drink 8 ounces of solution throughout 10-15 minutes.
    • Start other half at 9:00pm. Drink 8 ounces of solution throughout 10-15 minutes until you finish the entire bottle.
  • You may use a small amount of lemon juice or small amount of Crystal Light to flavor the solution if needed. You may suck on lemon slices as well.
  • Refrigerate or chill the solution to make it easier to swallow. Sometimes drinking the solution through a straw is helpful.
  • Do NOT eat or drink after midnight (minimum of 8 hours before your procedure)
  • You will know you have done a good job completing your prep solution once your stools are clear and watery. The stool should not be muddy or thick.
  • You may experience some bloating, cramping, nausea, diarrhea, and/or vomiting. This is usually temporary and the symptoms will gradually improve. You may feel weak, especially if you have not taken enough fluid with the prep solution and can be remedied by increasing your fluid intake.
  • Wet aloe wipes and a zinc oxide based ointment may relieve any soreness related to stool evacuation.
  • No alcohol

Day of your Colonoscopy

  • Do NOT eat or drink anything. If you must take your medication, you may take it with a few small sips of water.
  • You may brush your teeth.
  • If you are DIABETIC , do not take your medication the morning of the procedure. If you must take your medication, take only half of your regular dose. Continue to check your blood sugars as you normally do.
  • Please arrive at the facility on time.
  • You should not wear jewelry to the procedure.
  • You will not be allowed to drive home. You may have a relative or friend drive you home. You may also go home in a taxi or by bus and must be accompanied at all times even upon arrival home.

Please ensure you have a follow up appointment to discuss the test results with our provider. Feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns. Good Luck!

A minimum of 48 hours notice is required for cancellations for procedures and office appointments.

You have been scheduled for colonoscopy for the purpose of examining your colon {large intestine) and (if applicable) removing a polyp or polyps.

What occurs during the examination?

The colonoscopy examination is done by inserting a long flexible lighted tube into the rectum and beyond. In many cases, the instrument can be inserted throughout the entire extent of the large intestine, permitting a complete examination.

Abdominal cramps are usually experienced by the patient during the course of the examination. However, you will be sedated with medications which will help the cramps. Be sure and tell us if you are allergic to any medications.

What Is a Polyp?

the inside of the colon. Most of these growths are benign bur their removal is strongly recommended so that the polyp may be examined under the microscope, permitting an exact diagnosis to be made. In addition, benign polyps at rimes may become malignant with the passage of time. Therefore, we believe they should be removed. At times, a polyp is discovered unexpectedly during the course of a colonoscopy examination which is being done for other reasons. We recommend that all patients give us permission ahead of time to remove polyps if they are discovered.

What happens if a polyp Is discovered?

If a polyp is discovered, a thin snare wire is passed through the colonoscope and the polyp is encircled. The snare is tightened and an electric current is passed through the wire which cuts off the polyp.

The polyp is then brought out of the colon and sent to the pathologist for further examination.

Are there any possible complications?

The possible complications of colonoscopy and polypectomy (polyp removal) include perforation (rupture) of colon, hemorrhage from the colon and side effects due to the medicines (sedatives) which are given. In very rare circumstances, death could result from a complication.


You should not use aspirin for 7-10 days before the test and certain arthritis medicines may predispose you to bleeding. Please review all your medications with the doctor.

List of Aspirin or Aspirin Related Drugs

4-Way Cold Tablets

Adprin - B Tablets

A.S.A. Enseals

A.S.A. Tablets

Aches-N Pain Tablets



Aleve Tablets

Alka-Seltzer Products

Amigesic capsules

Anacin Tablets and Capsules

Anaprox, Anaprox DS Tablets

Anodynos Tablets

Ansaid Tablets


Argesic Tablets

Artha-G Tablets

Arthralgen Tablets

Arthritis Bayer Timed Release Aspirin

Arthritis Pain Formula Tablets

Arthritis Strength Buffering Tablets

Arthropan Liquid



Ascriptin, All products

Asperbuf Tablets

Aspergum [chewing gum]


Asprimox Tablets


Axotal Tablets

Bayer, All products

BC Tablets and Powder



Buff-A Comp No. 3 Tablets with codeine

Buff-A Comp Tablets and Capsules

Buffaprin Tablets

Bufferin, All products

Buffets II Tablets

Buffex Tablets

Buffinol Tablets

Cama Arthritis Pain Relieve

CataFlam Tablets



Children Aspirin

Children's Advil Suspension

Children's Motrin Suspension


Cope Tablets



Darvon Compound Pulvules

Darvon with A.S.A. Pulvules

Darvon Compound-65

Darvon-N with A.S.A.

Dasin Capsules

Daypro Tablets


Disalcid Capsules

Doan’s Pills

Dolobid Tablets


Duoprin-S Syrup

Duradyne Tablets


Ecotrin Tablets

Emagrin Tablets

Empirin Tablets


Endodan Tablets

Epromate Tablets

Equagesic Tablets

Equazine M Tablets


Excedrin Tablets and Capsules

Feldene Capsules

Fenoprofen Tablets

Fiorgen PF Tablets

Fiorinal Tablets

Fluriprofen Tablets

Gelpirin Tablets

Gensan Tablets

Goody's Headache Powder

Halfprin Tablets

Haltran Tablets

Ibu-Tab Tablets

Ibuprin Tablets

Ibuprohm Tablets and Caplets

Indochron E-R Capsules

Indocin Capsules/Suspension/ Suppositories

Indocin-SR Capsules

Indomethacin Capsules

Indomethacin Suspension

Isollyl Improved Tablets & Capsules

Ketrolac Tablets

Ketoprofen Capsules

Lanorinal Tablets

Lodine Capsules /Tablets



Magan Tablets

Magnaprin Arthritis Strength Captabs

Magsal Tablets

Mamal Capusles

Marthritic Tablets

Maximum Bayer Aspirin

Measurin Tablets

MecloFenamate Capsules

Meclomen Capsules

Medipren Tablets and Caplets

Menadol Tablets

Meprogesic Tablets

Micrainin Tablets

Midol 200 Tablets

Midol, All products

Mobidin Tablets

Mobigesic Tablets

Momentum Tablets

Motrin Tablets

Nalfon Capsules/Tablets

Nalfon Pulvules

Naprosyn Tablets/Suspension

Naproxen Tablets

Neocylate Tablets

Norgesic & Norgesic Forte Tablets

Norwich Extra-Strength Tablets

Nuprin Tablets and Caplets


Orudis Capsules

Oruvail Capsules


Pabalate-SF Tablets

PAC Tablets

Pamprin-IB Tablets

Pepto-Bismol Tablets and Suspension

Percodan and Percodan Demi Tablets


Piroxicam Capsules

Ponstel Capsules

Presalin Tablets

Relafen Tablets

Robaxisal Tablets

Rufen Tablets


Saleto Tablets Capsules,

Saleto-200 Tablets

Saleto-400,600,800 Tablets

SalFlex Tablets

Salocol Tablets

Salsalate Tablets

Salsitabs Tablets



SK-65 Compound Capsules


Soma CMD

St. Joseph Adult Chewable Aspirin

St. Joseph Cold Tablets for Children

St. Joseph Aspirin for Children

Sulindac Tablets


Synalgos Capsules

Synalgos-DC Capsules

Talwin Compound Tablets

Tolectin 200,600 Tablets

Tolectin DS Capsules

Tolmetin Tablets/Capsules



Trendar Tablets

Tricosal Tablets

Tri-Pain Tablets


Trigesic Tablets

Trilisate Tablets and Liquid

Vanquish Caplets


Voltaren Tablets


Zorprin Tablets


This diet provides fluids that leave little residue and are easily absorbed with minimal digestive activity. This diet is inadequate in all essential nutrients and is recommended only if clear liquids are temporarily needed.

Food Group

Milk & beverages

  • Foods Allowed:
  • Tea (decaffeinated or regular)
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Fruit flavored drinks
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • Milk
  • Milk drinks
Food Group

Meats & Meat Substitutes

  • Foods Allowed:
  • None
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All
Food Group


  • Foods Allowed:
  • None
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All
Food Group

Fruits & Fruit Juices

  • Foods Allowed:
  • Strained fruit juices: apple, white grape, orange
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • Fruit juices with unstrained fruit
Food Group

Grains & Starches

  • Foods Allowed:
  • None
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All
Food Group


  • Foods Allowed:
  • Clear broth
  • Consommé
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All others
Food Group


  • Foods Allowed:
  • Clear flavored gelatin
  • popsicles, (no red flavors)
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All others
Food Group


  • Foods Allowed:
  • None
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All
Food Group


  • Foods Allowed:
  • Sugar, honey, syrup
  • Clear hard candy
  • Salt
  • Foods to Avoid:
  • All others


  • 4 oz. White grape juice
  • 6 oz. broth
  • Jell-0
  • Tea


  • 4 oz. Apple juice
  • 6 oz. broth
  • Jell-0
  • Tea


  • 4 oz. Orange juice (strained)
  • 6 oz. broth
  • Jell-0
  • Tea

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