Miralax One-Day Preparation
Miralax Colonscopy All In One-day Preparation
Purchase these over the counter laxatives and drinks:
- 1 Box Gas X Pills
- 1 Box of Dulcolax laxative tablets 5 mg * not stool softeners, not suppositories, you will need 4 tablets.
- 3 (119gm) bottles of Miralax
- You will need to purchase 3 – 32 ounce bottles of Iced Tea, Crystal Light Lemonade, Water, or Cranberry Juice. You will be mixing your preparation more than once so you can divide your doses by flavor if desired. NO RED flavors are allowed
On the day before your procedure you will remain on a clear liquid diet. Absolutely NO SOLID FOOD is allowed.
If your procedure if after 12:30 PM, on the DAY BEFORE your actual procedure, you may have a LIGHT breakfast before 10am. After breakfast you will remain on the recommended clear liquid diet.
Drink only the clear liquids listed:
You may have beef, chicken, and vegetable broth. You may have clear fruit juices, such as apple, apple combinations, cranberry, cranberry combinations, dark and white grape juice. Black coffee and tea are allowed and you may use sugar, sugar substitute, lemon and honey in them, however, NO MILK, or non-DAIRY CREAMERS should be used. You may have all carbonated beverages, such as coke and 7up and non-carbonated beverages such as crystal light lemonade and ice tea. Orange, lemon and lime Jell-O is allowed. You may have Popsicles, Italian ices, hard candies such as lifesavers and sour balls. Do not take artificial red food products. The dye in these products mimics the appearance of blood in the colon and should not be consumed while prepping for your procedure. Cranberry juice is a natural red food product and is allowed.
At __________ ON __________ Take 4 DULCOLAX laxative tablets
At __________ ON __________ Mix (1) 119 gm bottle of Miralax into (1) 32-ounce bottle of your choice of clear liquid. Shake well. Wait until the liquid is fully dissolved (you should see no powder). Take 2 Gas X pills then begin drinking a measured 8-ounce glass every 15 – 20 minutes until you finish 32 ounces. (usually 4 glasses)
* Additional dose: If you have had minimal or no bowel movements by 8 PM mix an additional dose of Miralax with 32 ounces of liquid and drink as instructed.
At __________ ON __________ Mix (1) 119 gm bottle of Miralax into (1) 32-ounce bottle of your choice of clear liquid. Shake well. Wait until the liquid is fully dissolved (you should see no powder). Take 2 Gas X pills then begin drinking a measured 8-ounce glass every 15 – 20 minutes until you finish 32 ounces. (usually 4 glasses).
You may continue to drink any of the clear liquids listed above up to ( 4 ) hours prior to your procedure time. Take your morning medications as prescribed.
REMEMBER: The preparation is very important. An adequate clean out allows for the best evaluation of your entire colon. During the prep, using baby wipes may ease some of your discomfort. You may use Vaseline or Preparation H around your anus if it becomes irritated.
YOU MUST HAVE A DRIVER . You should not plan on working or driving for the rest of the day due to sedation given at the procedure.