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Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - For Patients Taking GLP-1 Agonist Medications

Preparation Instructions

If you have any questions or concerns about your appointment, contact us at (801) 619-1115

Patients, please carefully follow instructions:

  • READ OR WATCH ALL INSTRUCTIONS to prepare for your procedure.
  • If you are taking Ozempic®, Moujaro®, Rybelsus®, Trulicity®, Victoza® or similar generic medications for diabetes or weight reduction stop these at least 7 days prior to your procedure. This should be done under the direction of your prescribing physician.
  • THIS IS A SEDATED PROCEDURE.  A RESPONSIBLE DRIVER MUST REMAIN in the facility throughout your appointment (~ 2 hours total). NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • WE MAY CALL THE DAY BEFORE to adjust your appointment time as the clinic’s schedule is finalized.
  • NO CHILDREN UNDER AGE 16 are allowed at appointments.
  • WATCH FOR A TEXT AND EMAIL 4 days before your procedure with a link to complete your required online registration.
  • CALL US AT LEAST 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE to cancel or reschedule your appointment for a different day to avoid a $100 cancellation fee.

Read Instructions

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy - For Patients Taking GLP-1 Agonist Medications

Purchase The Following Products:

  1. Two (2) Fleet enemas at any pharmacy over‐the‐counter
  2. Clear liquids to drink throughout the day before your exam

The Day BEFORE Your Exam:

  • WE MAY CALL to adjust your appointment time as the clinic’s schedule is finalized.
  • NO BREAKFAST. STOP ALL SOLID FOODS. No solids, dairy, or alcoholic beverages until after your procedure.
  • DRINK at least 8 glasses (64 oz) of CLEAR liquids throughout the day and evening.
  • You may drink plenty of clear liquids up until 2 hours before you arrive. 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.

The Day Of Your Exam:

  • Continue drinking only CLEAR liquids until 2 hours before you arrive.
  • Two (2) hours before you arrive, use the two (2) Fleet enemas as directed on the package.

Other Information:


  • 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.


  • IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY TAKING DIABETIC/WEIGHT LOSS MEDICATIONS such as Ozempic®, Mounjaro®, Wegovy®, Rybelsus®, Trulicity®, Victoza®, or other semaglutide or GLP-1 receptor agonists, please call the Endoscopy Center immediately. You must discontinue this type of medication for a full 7 days before a sedated procedure.
  • 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 dosage.

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:

  • Leave valuables and phone/devices at home or with your driver
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • Your inhaler, if you use one
  • Your insulin, if you use it
  • 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 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.