Carefully Follow All Instructions for a Successful Procedure
Purchase the Following Products:
- Dulcolax Tablets (bisacodyl laxative)
- Miralax powder 238-gram bottle (to be mixed in the clear liquid choice below prior to drinking)
- 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 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) 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.
- IMPORTANT: NOTHING BY MOUTH FOR 2 HOURS BEFORE YOU ARRIVE! (This includes water, gum and mints. NOTHING by mouth.)
- Bowel movements should be very watery and yellow or green in color. CALL US IF STOOLS ARE STILL BROWN!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.