PREPOPIK Split Dose
Two Weeks Before Your Exam
If you are taking Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), Plavix (clopidigrel) Aspirin, Xarelto, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Effient, Lovenox or other blood thinners, consult with your prescribing physician to discuss the management of these medications at least 2 weeks before your colonoscopy. DO NOT STOP these medications without the consent of your physician.
Five to Seven Days Before Your Exam
Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve) 5-7 days prior to your exam.
Three Days Before Your Exam
Fill your prescription for PREPOPIK.
Two Days Before Your Exam
Drink at least 8 glasses of water during the day and stop eating solid foods no later than midnight.
One Day Before Your Exam
No solid food for the entire day.
Clear Liquids only - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to avoid dehydration.
|Gatorade, Pedialyte or PowerAde||Red or purple items of any kind|
|Coffee, tea (no milk or non-dairy creamer)||Alcohol|
|Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks||Milk or non-dairy creamer|
|Kool-Aid or other fruit flavored drinks||Juice with pulp|
|Apple juice, white cranberry or white grape juice||Hard candy|
|Jell-O, popsicles||Any liquid you cannot see through|
|Strained chicken, beef or vegetable broth|
At 5:00pm fill the provided dosing cup with cold water up to the lower line on the cup (5 ounces of water). Pour in the contents of one (1) packet and stir for 2-3 minutes. After stirring, drink the entire contents of the dosing cup. Over the next two (2) hours, drink at least five (5) 8 oz. glasses of clear liquid.
Continue drinking clear liquids throughout the evening.
Morning of Your Exam
Six hours before your exam, fill the provided dosing cup with cold water up to the lower line on the cup (5 ounces of water). Pour in the contents of one (1) packet and stir for 2-3 minutes. After stirring, drink the entire contents of the dosing cup.
Over the next two (2) hours, drink an additional four (4) 8 oz. glasses of clear liquid.
Four hours before the exam, stop drinking all clear liquids.
If you take medication for high blood pressure, seizures, asthma, thyroid disease, irregular heart beat or prednisone, you must take your medications before 5 am.
Nothing by mouth four hours prior to your procedure.
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