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Schedule Your Colonoscopy

If you are over 50 The American Cancer Society recommends colon cancer screening. Our open access program allows you to schedule a colonoscopy without a lengthy referral process. Learn more

For Patients

Gastroenterology

COLONOSCOPY - OSMOPREP

NO SOLID FOOD THE DAY BEFORE THIS EXAM

When you arrive for your appointment for your colonoscopy:

  • You must have a responsible adult there to drive you home and to assist you at home while you finish recovering from your sedation.
  • Please only bring one person with you.
  • Bring the completed packet, list of medications, insurance card and driver’s license.
  • Arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled time.


You need to:

Fill Osmoprep prescription at the Pharmacy at least three days prior to your exam.

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXAM

On the day prior to your colonoscopy, a strict clear liquid diet should be followed. The description of a clear liquid diet is as follows:

  • No dairy products at all
  • Tea - hot or ice tea is allowed, no creamer
  • Coffee - no creamer and only in the am
  • Juices - apple, white grape, white cranberry
  • Sports drinks - no purple, red or blue flavors
  • Carbonated beverages - no red color sodas
  • Jello - no red, blue or purple flavors
  • Popsicles - no red, blue or purple flavors
  • Hard candy - no red, blue or purple flavors
  • Gummy Bears - no red, blue or purple
  • Flavored waters
  • Clear chicken broth, beef broth or consommé
  • Do not drink anything red, blue or purple
  • Absolutely no dairy products
  • Absolutely no juices with pulp.

1st dose: 

4 pills at 6:00pm with 8oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
4 pills at 6:15pm with 8oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
4 pills at 6:30pm with 8oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
4 pills at 6:45pm with 8oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
4 pills at 7:00pm with 8oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU DRINK ALL FLUIDS AS DIRECTED, MORE IF YOU CAN

THE DAY OF YOUR EXAM

3 hours before exam time, 2nd dose:  

At____________  take 4 pills with 8 oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
At ___________   take 4 pills with 8 oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)
At ___________   take 4 pills with 8 oz of water (or clear liquid of choice)

5 DAYS BEFORE THE EXAM

STOP TAKING ASPIRIN OR ASPIRIN CONTAINING PRODUCTS, VITAMIN E AND IRON, BLOOD THINNERS SUCH AS COUMADIN, PLAVIX, AGGRENOX.


DIABETIC ONLY

Take only ½ of your morning dose of insulin or tablets the day before your exam.  Do not take any more of your diabetic medications until the procedure is over and you have resumed eating again.  Drink regular liquids, not diabetic and monitor your sugar throughout the day you are on clear liquids.  If your sugar gets too low, drink some apple juice.

For any questions, please call our office 330-753-6643, ext. 215, 218 or 220