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Colonoscopy: GlycoPrep® bowel preparation

Follow these instructions for a MORNING procedure

Procedure Date:       /      /      

The following instructions give a step by step guide to prepare your bowel for your procedure using GlycoPrep® (Contains 1x 210 g sachet).


       days before procedure         /      /      

  • Commence Low Fibre Diet: (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ booklet for diet suggestions).
  • Follow the instructions for regular medications:

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     
     
  • Movicol® instructions:                                                                                                                          
  • Mix each sachet in 125 mL water). Do not take any further Movicol® once you have started taking the bowel preparation.


Day before procedure:       /      /      

  • Prepare the GlycoPrep® solution by dissolving the contents of the 210 g sachet in 3 litres of water. If preferred, this can be refrigerated for 1–2 hours before you need to drink it.
  • Breakfast: have a low fibre diet.
  • Meals after breakfast are to be clear fluids only (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ booklet for diet suggestions).
  • Commence drinking the GlycoPrep®. This prep may be started any time between 5 pm and 7 pm, drinking 2 litres over 2 hours or you can follow the suggestion below (at this time remember not to take any further Movicol®):
    • 5 pm6 pm: drink 1 litre of GlycoPrep®
    • 6 pm7 pm: drink 1 litre of GlycoPrep®
  • Sip on clear fluids while you are drinking the GlycoPrep® to keep you hydrated.
  • At bedtime set your alarm for 4 am.


Day of procedure:       /      /      

  • 4 am–5 am: drink the final 1 litre of GlycoPrep® followed by sipping clear fluids until 6 am.
  • Morning medications can be taken with a sip of water at 6 am.
  • At 6 am stop drinking ALL types of fluid. Chewing gum and sucking lollies is also not allowed so that the bowel can be completely empty.
  • Arrive at Day Procedure Unit, level 5, Mater Hospital Brisbane at 7 am to be admitted for your procedure.

 


Follow these instructions for an AFTERNOON procedure

Procedure Date:       /      /      

The following instructions give a step by step guide to prepare your bowel for your procedure using GlycoPrep® (Contains 1x 210 g sachet).


       days before procedure         /      /      

  • Commence Low Fibre Diet: (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ booklet for diet suggestions).
  • Follow the instructions for regular medications:

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     
     
  • Movicol® instructions:                                                                                                                          
  • Mix each sachet in 125 mL water). Do not take any further Movicol® once you have started taking the bowel preparation.


Day before procedure:       /      /      

  • Prepare the GlycoPrep® solution by dissolving the contents of the 210 g sachet in 3 litres of water. If preferred, this can be refrigerated for 1–2 hours before you need to drink it.
  • Breakfast and lunch: have a low fibre diet.
  • After lunch you are to have clear fluids only (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ booklet for diet suggestions).
  • Commence drinking the GlycoPrep®. This prep may be started any time between 5 pm and 7 pm, drinking 2 litres over 2 hours or you can follow the suggestion below (at this time remember not to take any further Movicol®):
    • 5 pm–6 pm: drink 1 litre of GlycoPrep®
    • 6 pm–7 pm: drink 1 litre of GlycoPrep®
  • Sip on clear fluids while you are drinking the GlycoPrep® to keep you hydrated.


Day of procedure:       /      /      

  • 9 am–10 am: drink the final 1 litre of GlycoPrep® followed by sipping clear fluids until 11 am.
  • At 11 am stop drinking ALL types of fluid. Chewing gum and sucking lollies is also not allowed so that the bowel can be completely empty.
  • Arrive at Day Procedure Unit, level 5, Mater Hospital Brisbane at 12.30 pm to be admitted for your procedure.
Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-420058
Last modified 27/6/2017.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 28/4/2016
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