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Colonoscopy: GlycoPrep® Kit 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 the GlycoPrep® Kit.

Kit contents:

  • Packet No. 1: 3x bisacodyl tablets
  • Packet No. 2: 1x magnesium citrate sachet
  • Packet No. 3: 1x GlycoPrep® sachet

       days before procedure       /      /      

  • Commence Low Fibre Diet (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ 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:       /      /      

  • In the morning, prepare the magnesium citrate solution (Packet No. 2) by dissolving the contents of the sachet in 1 glass of hot water (approx. 250 ml) and refrigerate until required.
  • In the morning, prepare the GlycoPrep® solution (Packet No. 3) 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.
  • 2 pm: Take the 3 bisacodyl tablets (in Packet No.1) with a full glass of water and continue to sip clear fluids.
  • 5 pm–5.30 pm: drink the magnesium citrate solution and continue to sip clear fluids.
  • 7pm–8.30 pm: commence drinking 1–2 glasses every 15–20 minutes of GlycoPrep® solution. Only drink 2 litres and keep one litre for the morning.
  • 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, unless instructed otherwise.
  • 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 the GlycoPrep® Kit.

Kit contents:

  • Packet No. 1: 3x bisacodyl tablets
  • Packet No. 2: 1x magnesium citrate sachet
  • Packet No. 3: 1x GlycoPrep® sachet

       days before procedure:       /      /      

  • Commence Low Fibre Diet: (see ‘Colonoscopy – Patient information’ 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:       /      /      

  • In the morning, prepare the magnesium citrate solution (Packet No. 2) by dissolving the contents of the sachet in 1 glass of hot water (approx. 250 ml) and refrigerate until required.
  • In the morning, prepare the GlycoPrep® solution (Packet No. 3) by dissolving the contents of the 210 g sachet in 3 litres of water. If preferred, this can be refrigerated 1–2 hours before you need to drink it.
  • Breakfast and lunch: have a low fibre diet. Meals after breakfast are to be clear fluids only.
  • 2 pm: Take the 3 bisacodyl tablets (in Packet No.1) with a full glass of water and continue to sip clear fluids.
  • 5 pm–5.30 pm: drink the magnesium citrate solution and continue to sip clear fluids.
  • 7 pm–8.30 pm: commence drinking 1–2 glasses every 15–20 minutes of GlycoPrep® solution. Only drink 2 litres and keep 1 litre for the morning.
  • Sip on clear fluids while you are drinking the GlycoPrep® to keep you hydrated.

Day of procedure:       /      /      

  • 9–10 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 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.

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Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: PI-CLN-420063
Last modified 30/1/2017.
Consumers were consulted in the development of this patient information.
Last consumer engagement date: 01/4/2016
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