Protocols: Bowel Prep: Polyethylene glycol (Miralax)

Start this Prep The Day Before Your CT Virtual Colonoscopy   

 

Prep  Start Date:  ______________________

 

·        CHECK OFF EACH BLANK LINE AS STEP IS COMPLETED.

 

BREAKFAST (around 8:00 A.M.)

____1. With clear liquid Breakfast:  Shake well and drink one 20 ml. bottle Tagitol

 

LUNCH (around Noon)

____2. With clear liquid lunch: Pour the second 20 ml. bottle of Tagitol in 8 ounces of water and drink 1/2. (Save the other half for later—6PM)

 

 3:00 pm

____3. Mix the entire 238 g bottle of Miralax (or Glycolax) in a 64-ounce of water, Gatorade, or Crystal-Lite. Please avoid red-colored beverages. Shake well.  Refrigerate.

 

4:00 pm

____4.  Start drinking the Miralax mix. Drink ALL 64 ounces of the mix during the next two hours until finished. (You may add more water if the solution seems too viscous.)

 

DINNER (around 6 P.M.)

____5. Drink the other 1/2 glass of the Tagitol/water mixture. 

 

8PM

 

____6. Take 2 Bisacodyl (5mg) tabs with 8 oz of water.  You should continue to consume clear liquids from 8-10PM, at least one 8oz glass each hour, or as much as desired The more you drink, the better the preparation will be and the better you will feel.

 

 

BEDTIME

____7. Mix 50cc of the Omnipaque 350 (iohexol 350) in 8oz of cold water or 7-up/sprite. It tastes bad, so it helps to mix it with soda.

 

 

DRINK ONLY WATER UNTIL MIDNIGHT

 

DO NOT DRINK OR EAT ANYTHING AFTER MIDNIGHT. If you need to take medications, you can take them with sips of water.