Osmoprep Tablets
Colonoscopy Preparation

Patients, please:

Understand that we may call the day before to adjust your appointment time as the doctor’s schedule is finalized

Due to space restrictions and social distancing recommendations, drivers will be invited to wait in their vehicle or at our comfortable, Gastroenterology clinic next door

Review procedure preparation instructions below promptly and follow precisely

Watch for an email from our billing department explaining your insurance benefits and estimated payment responsibilities (if any)

Watch for a text and email 4 days before your procedure with a link to complete your required online registration

Answer the call from our nurses prior to your procedure with instructions

Call us at least 24 hours in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment for a different day to avoid $100 cancellation fee

Contact us with questions or concerns at (801) 619-9000

Purchase the Following Products:

Osmoprep Tablets (prescription only)

IF YOU ARE TO BE SEDATED, A RESPONSIBLE DRIVER MUST REMAIN IN THE FACILITY THROUGHOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT (~2 hours total). NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please read all instructions thoroughly.

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 5:00 PM begin taking Osmoprep. Take 4 tablets with 8 oz. of clear liquid. Repeat every 15 minutes until you have taken 20 tablets and consumed 40 oz of clear liquids over the course of 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:

  • 4 hours before your arrival time, begin taking the remaining Osmoprep. Take 4 tablets with 8 oz clear liquid. Repeat every 15 minutes until you taken 12 tablets and consumed 24 oz of clear liquids over the course of 2 hours.
  • 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!

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:

  • If using Online Registration, complete the process using your phone or other device. If using paper forms, please complete and bring to your appointment.
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • 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 801-619-9000 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.