If you are scheduled for a colonoscopy at Digestive Healthcare Center, our physicians will ensure that you have all the information you need to properly prepare for the procedure. We encourage you to reach out with any questions you have, so your colonoscopy can be performed as effectively as possible. Below, you will find information about alternative methods of preparing for colonoscopy, which differ from DHC’s standard colonoscopy preparation instructions.
There are several methods of preparation for your colonoscopy. Your doctor will discuss with you which method you should follow. Failure to take the preparation as indicated may result in a poorly cleansed colon and possible cancellation of the procedure. It is crucial that you follow the instructions you are given so that your colon can be properly visualized and any polyps that are present can be identified and removed. These preps are not to be used unless instructed by your gastroenterologist at your office visit. If you have any questions about the preparation process, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.
The magnesium citrate method of colonoscopy preparation requires the patient to drink two bottles of magnesium citrate and take Dulcolax tablets to clear out the colon.
This method of colonoscopy preparation involves the use of sports drinks and over the counter laxatives. It is important that the sports drink is not red so that your physician can clearly visualize the colon.
Half Lytely is a bowel preparation kit that must be prescribed by your doctor before your colonoscopy. It is a combination of two laxatives and is taken after following a clear liquid diet.
TriLyte bowel prep is combined with Dulcolax tablets to clear out the colon. You should be sure to drink lots of clear liquids throughout the prep period to avoid dehydration.
As with other colonoscopy preparation methods, doses of Suprep must be taken at the correct times to ensure a fully cleansed colon. Your doctor will provide detailed instructions before your procedure.
The Colyte preparation method will require you to mix the solution with one gallon of water, and then drink the solution over a period of a few hours. This comes after you follow a clear liquid diet.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, and is recommended for patients aged 45-85.
Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening, and is recommended for patients aged 45-75.
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