COVID-19 Facility Guidelines: Patients may bring one visitor to appointments - properly worn face masks are required. We cannot allow children under 18 (non-patient) inside our facilities at this time.

Carefully Follow All Instructions for a Successful Procedure

7 Days Before Your Test Start Date:

  • STOP all proton pump inhibitors (PPI) such as pantoprazole (Protonix®), omeprazole (Prilosec®, Zegerid®), rabeprazole (AcipHex®), or lansoprazole (Prevacid®).

3 Days Before Your Test Start Date:

  • STOP h2 blockers such as ranitidine (Zantac®), cimetidine (Tagamet®), famotidine (Pepcid®, Fluxid®) or nizatidine (Axid®).

Purchase The Following Products:

  1. Dulcolax Tablets (bisacodyl laxative)
  2. Miralax powder 238-gram bottle (to be mixed in the clear liquid choice below prior to drinking)
  3. Gatorade 64 ounce bottle (NOTHING RED OR PURPLE) ‐ Sugar‐free drinks (G2, PowerAde Zero, Propel or water) are also options

The Day Before Your Exam:

  • STOP taking over-the-counter antacids of any kind (Tums®, Rolaids®)
  • STOP all solid foods. NO SOLID FOOD until after your exam.
  • Beginning with a clear liquid breakfast, continue to drink at least 8 glasses (64 oz) of CLEAR liquids throughout the day and evening. Clear liquids include: Water, sports drinks, black coffee, tea, any soda (light or dark), broth, Jell-O, popsicles, and juice without pulp. NOTHING RED OR PURPLE.
  • At 4:00 PM take four (4) of the Dulcolax Tablets.
  • At 5:30 PM drink half of the total Miralax/Gatorade solution over the next 2 hours.
  • Continue drinking additional clear liquids throughout the evening.
  • A soothing ointment (Desitin, Vaseline) may be applied to the anal area to prevent discomfort and skin breakdown.

The Day Of Your Exam:

  • Four (4) hours before your arrival time, drink the remaining half of the Miralax/Gatorade solution over the next 2 hours.

2 Hours Before Your Arrival Time:

  • NOTHING BY MOUTH until after your test. (This includes water, gum and mints. NOTHING by mouth.)

Other Information:

Medications:

  • DO NOT skip your medications. Take regularly prescribed medications at least two (2) hours before you arrive. If you have an inhaler, please bring it with you.

Diabetics:

  • DO NOT take oral diabetic medication or insulin the morning of your procedure. Bring your insulin with you.
  • Test your blood sugar before coming in for your procedure and bring the reading with you.
  • Please contact the physician that manages your diabetic care if you have any questions regarding your oral medication or insulin dosages.

Blood Thinners:

  • If you are taking blood thinners, call your prescribing physician and ask if you may stop taking the medication for the required amount of time prior to your procedure.
  • You may continue taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti‐inflammatory medications.

Bring with You:

  • Rescue inhaler for asthma, insulin for diabetics
  • Paper Registration Forms (only needed if you did NOT register online)
  • Photo ID, Insurance Card and any amount owed
  • List of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking (include dosage and last date and time each medication was taken before your arrival)
  • Wear a short‐sleeved shirt

Arrive at the Granite Peaks Endoscopy Center at your scheduled time. Please call us at 801-619-1115 if you have any questions regarding your preparation.

Utah State regulations require patients to have a responsible adult present and able to drive them home after a sedated medical procedure. A taxi, Uber or any other paid driver cannot act as such. Patients arriving without a driver have the choice of rescheduling the procedure for a time when a driver can be present or having their procedure without sedation.