EZ2GOPREPINSTRUCTIONS - The Gastroenterology Group, PC

The Gastroenterology Group, PC
To ensure a successful exam, please follow all instructions carefully.
You MUST arrange a ride for the day of your exam. If you fail to arrange acceptable transportation, your procedure
will be rescheduled. If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please call your doctor’s office within 5
business days of your scheduled procedure to avoid a cancellation fee.
Use the prep kit which you purchased form your physician’s office. You will also need to
purchase the following supplies:
64 oz. Clear Liquids (NOT red): Gatorade, G2, Gatorade Ice, Powerade, Powerade Zero or Crystal Light are
Baby Wipes (optional)
If you take aspirin you may continue to take them as usual unless otherwise instructed by your physicians. You
should hold other NSAIDS such as Advil, Motrin, Celebrex or Ibuprofen for 7 days. If you take Vitamin E, fish oil or
Omega 3, please hold these for 7 days prior to your procedure. Ask your prescribing doctor for specific instructions
if you take a blood thinner like Plavix, Pradexa, Clopidogrel, Coumadin, Warfarin, Effient or Lovenox, if you need to
continue your blood thinner please contact our office 1 week before your procedure. If you have diabetes you
may continue your medication prior to the procedure but these medications will need to be held the day of
surgery until after your procedure unless otherwise directed. If you are taking insulin, please inform your
Endocrinologist as this may need to be adjusted.
Stop eating all nuts, seeds and popcorn
 Upon waking in the morning, mix the large bottle of Polyethylene Glycol (white bottle with purple cap)
with 64 oz. of your Gatorade or Crystal Light and refrigerate
 You may eat a light breakfast consisting of only 2 eggs, bacon and yogurt until 11am-12noon.
 Begin clear liquid diet at 12 noon. Drink at least 8-10 large glasses of water or clear liquid during the day
to avoid dehydration.
 At 3 pm take 2 Bisacodyl (brown pouch) tablets with 8 oz. of clear liquid.
 At 6 pm –Drink 8 oz. of the Polyethylene Glycol/Gatorade solution and continue drinking an 8 oz. glass
every 15 minutes until the solution has been consumed set a timer for every 15 minutes to keep pace.
 At 8 pm- Take your last 2 Bisacodyl (brown pouch)
Clear Liquid:
Gatorade, Pedialyte or Powerade
Clear broth or bouillon
Coffee or tea (no milk or non-dairy creamer)
Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks
Kool-Aid (not red) or other fruit-flavored drinks
Strained fruit juices (no pulp)
Jell-O, popsicles, hard candy
Not Clear Liquid:
Red or purple items of any kind
Milk or non-dairy creamers
Noodles or vegetables in soup
Juice with pulp
Liquid you cannot see through
 Nothing to drink after midnight other than prep! You may take all of your morning medications as usual
with 4 oz. of water up to 3 hours before your procedure.
 4 hours before your scheduled procedure time, mix the Magnesium Citrate (red pouch) with 10 oz. of
water, pour over ice and drink. Take 80mg Simethicone (yellow pouch) tablet with water
 3 hours before your scheduled procedure time, stop drinking all clear liquids
You are ready for the exam if you followed all the instructions and your stool is no longer formed, but clear or yellow liquid.
Please visit our website at www.thegi-group.com for additional information and colon cleansing tips