You will need to pick up the following at the pharmacy:
A 238 gram bottle of
A box of Dulcolax Laxative tablets.
We strongly recommend purchasing 64oz of Gatorade or Powerade to mix with the . This will help keep you hydrated during your prep. If you are diabetic, we recommend Propel Fitness water, Gatorade Zero or any no sugar alternative. If you do not wish to use Gatorade you may mix with another liquid that follows your clear liquid diet.
Important things to note:
- Do not take any anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Nuprin, or fish oil) for 5 days prior to your procedure. You may take Tylenol.
- Do not eat popcorn or chia seeds 5 days prior to your procedure
- If you are currently taking any prescribed blood thinners:
Plavix, , , Warfarin/Coumadin - needs to be stopped 5 days prior to your procedure.
Pradaxa, Eliquis – needs to be stopped 2 days prior to your procedure
Xarelto – needs to be stopped 1 day prior to your procedure
Aspirin – 80 mg once a day does not need to be stopped, you may take as normal.
GI office will contact your prescribing physician to request clearance for you to stop these prior to the procedure. Plan on stopping them the number of days listed unless you are contacted and told otherwise. If your doctor does not grant clearance you will be contacted and advised to continue taking your medications as normal. If you have any concerns about this you may contact your prescribing physician.
Reference: Union Health