Protocols: Bowel Prep: Magnesium citrate

Start this Prep the Day Before your CT Colonography


Prep Start Date: _____________________


*** CHECK OFF EACH BLANK LINE AS EACH STEP IS COMPLETED.


____ 1. Drink only clear liquids for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 12 midnight.
Breakfast (around 8:00 am)
____ 2. With clear liquid breakfast:  Shake well and drink one 20 ml. bottle Tagitol.

 

Lunch (around 11:00 am)
____3.  With clear liquid lunch:  Shake well, then mix the second bottle of Tagitol with 8 ounces of water. Drink 4 ounces (save the remaining  4 ounces for dinner).


From now until you go to bed, it is very important to drink at least 8 ounces of water every hour so you do not become dehydrated.
Approximately 3:00 pm
____ 4.  Drink one (1)10 OUNCE BOTTLE OF MAGNESIUM CITRATE

 

Dinner (approximately 5:00 pm)
____ 5. WITH CLEAR LIQUID DINNER, DRINK THE REMAINING 4 OUNCES OF TAGITOL.

____ 6.  AT 7PM DRINK SECOND BOTTLE OF MAGNESIUM CITRATE. CONTINUE DRINKING CLEAR LIQUIDS TO AVOID DEHYDRATION

____ 8. Take the (2) bisacodyl tablets, by mouth.

 

Bedtime
____ 8. Mix 50 cc OMNIPAQUE (IOHEXOL) with 5-6 ounces of water, clear soda or Gatorade and drink it.  (it doesn’t taste very nice !)

Do not drink or eat anything after midnight