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Colonoscopy: GlycoPrep-C® bowel preparation (standard)

Follow these instructions for a MORNING procedure

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What you will need?

Glycoprep C kit, which contains:

  • Bisacodyl tablets (3 x 5mg tablets in a blister pack)
  • Magensium Citrate sachet 
  • GylcoPrep-C sachet 

Macrogol (Movicol) x ___ sachets

Procedure Date:       /      /      

The following instructions give a step by step guide to prepare your bowel for your procedure.

Four days before procedure         /      /      

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

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     

​​Macrogol (Movicol) instructions: 

  • Take _____ sachets of Macrogol (Movicol)
  • Mix each sachet in 125mL water. Do not take any further Macrogol (Movicol )after starting to drink GlycoPrep.

Day before procedure:       /      /      

In the morning:

For breakfast:

  • You may have a light breakfast (low fibre diet).

After breakfast:

  • Do not eat any further solid food. Start drinking clear fluids only. Please drink an extra cup (200ml) of clear fluid each hour during the day.

 

At 2 pm:

  • Take the three Bisacodyl tablets with a full glass of water and continue to sip clear fluids.

 

At 5 pm - 5.30 pm:

  • Drink the Magnesium Citrate solution and continue to sip clear fluids.

At 7 pm - 8.30 pm:

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  • Only drink two (2) litres GlycoPrep-C and keep the last (one) litre for the morning. Take 1-2 glasses every 15-20 minutes.
  • 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:       /      /      

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  • 4 am – 5 am: drink the final one (1) litre of GlycoPrep-C. You may drink up to 200ml (1 glass) of fluid until 6 am.
  • At 6 am Take your usual morning medications with a sip of water at 6 am, unless instructed otherwise. Stop drinking ALL types of fluid.  No chewing gum or lollies. 
  • Arrive at the Endoscopy unit, Level 5, Mater Hospital at the time your letter or text message indicates. You should expect to be at the hospital for several hours.

 


Follow these instructions for an AFTERNOON procedure

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What you will need?

Glycoprep C kit, which contains:

  • Bisacodyl tablets (3 x 5mg tablets in a blister pack)
  • Magensium Citrate sachet 
  • GylcoPrep-C sachet 

Macrogol (Movicol) x ___ sachets

Procedure Date:       /      /      

The following instructions give a step by step guide to prepare your bowel for your procedure.

Four days before procedure         /      /      

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

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                     
     

Macrogol (Movicol) instructions:

  • Take _____ sachets of Macrogol (Movicol )________ / day. 
  • Mix each sachet in 125mL water. Do not take any further Macrogol (Movicol )after starting to drink GlycoPrep.

Day before procedure:       /      /      

In the morning:

For breakfast:

  • You may have a light breakfast (low fibre diet).

After breakfast:

  • Do not eat any further solid food. Start drinking clear fluids only. Please drink an extra cup (200ml) of clear fluid each hour during the day.

At 2 pm:

  • Take the 3 Bisacodyl tablets with a full glass of water and continue to sip clear fluids.

At 5 pm - 5.30 pm:

  • ▪ Drink the Magnesium Citrate solution and continue to sip clear fluids.

At 7 pm - 8 pm:

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  • Only drink one (1) litres GlycoPrep-C and keep the last (one) litre for the morning. Drink 1-2 glasses every 15-20 minutes.
  • Sip on clear fluids while you are drinking the GlycoPrep to keep you hydrated.

Day of procedure:       /      /      

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  • At 6 am Take your usual morning medications with a sip of water, unless instructed otherwise.
  • At 7 am to 9 am: Drink the final two (2) litre of GlycoPrep-C. You may drink up to 200ml (1 glass) of fluid until 10 am.
  • At 11 am: Stop drinking ALL types of fluid.  No chewing gum or lollies. 
  • Arrive at the Endoscopy unit, Level 5, Mater Hospital at the time your letter or text message indicates. You should expect to be at the hospital for several hours.

Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-420058
Last modified 19/2/2021.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 28/4/2016
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