- In order for your doctor to perform an adequate and safe examination, the colon must be clear. You will be given a laxative solution to drink prior to the examination. Follow the instructions carefully.
- You should be on a modified diet the entire day before your colonoscopy. You may continue to have clear fluids the day of your procedure, up to three (3) hours prior to your examination. A clear fluid diet includes jello, coffee (please do not add milk), tea (please do not add milk), soft drinks, ices, clear soups, sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, and apple or white grape juice. Please avoid red or purple drinks, jello, or popsicles for the 24 hours prior to the examination.
- No alcohol
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