INSTRUCTIONS TO BE UNDERTAKEN BEFORE A COLONOSCOPY
7 DAYS BEFORE THE COLONOSCOPY
Please stop taking iron tablets and inform us in case you take any blood thickening pills or plavix.
4 DAYS BEFORE THE COLONOSCOPY
Please stop taking medication that cause constipation (lomotil, Codeine, Phosphate etc), but continue with the rest of your medication.
2 DAYS BEFORE THE COLONOSCOPY
You may eat: boiled or grilled white fish or chicken, eggs, cheeses, white bread, butter, margarine and boiled potatoes.
Avoid foods with high fibre contend e.g. red meat, fruits, vegetables, cereals, salads, mushrooms, pulse beans, brown bread.
1 DAY BEFORE THE COLONOSCOPY
Please have a breakfast from the previous list. After breakfast you must not eat anything else. You must drink fluids (water, tea, sprite).
You may also have jelly for lunch.
At 14:00 dissolve one sachet of Picoprep in 150ml of cold water (Repeat at 18:00). After taking the first sachet you must drink at least 1 glass of fluids every 20 minutes until 24:00. Don’t worry if Picoprep doesn’t have any effect right away.
DAY OF EXAMINATION
You may drink water in the morning if it is needed, but nothing else is permitted.
Drink 4 Litres of fluids daily, except juices!!!
No foods containing sesame, seeds or grains