SUPREP Bowel Prep for Patients Scheduled 12:00 pm or After
This is a Split Dose Prep
NOTE: FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS, NOT THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE BOX.
CAUTION: DO NOT USE if allergic to SULFATE or if you have a diagnosis of GOUT. If you are known to have high uric acid, contact our office before using this prep.
Several days Prior to your Colonoscopy
Purchase the SUPREP with the prescription you were given. Carefully read all instructions and information mailed to you by our office. Call us with any questions.
Day Before Colonoscopy
You may have a LIGHT breakfast of non-fibrous foods (eggs, white toast, low fiber cereal) NO FRESH FRUITS. Avoid red or purple dyes and avoid milk products. Drink as many fluids as possible to keep yourself hydrated. After breakfast drink only CLEAR LIQUIDS for the rest of the day (see Clear Liquid list for suggestions).
Day Before Colonoscopy at Around 6-7 p.m.
Pour ONE (1) 6-ounce bottle of SUPREP liquid into the mixing container. Add cool drinking water to the 16 ounce line on the container and mix. Drink ALL the liquid in the container. You MUST drink (2) two more 16- ounce containers of water over the next (1) one hour. You may continue to have clear liquids throughout the evening.
5-6 Hours Prior to Scheduled Arrival Time for the Exam
Pour ONE (1) 6-ounce bottle of SUPREP into the mixing container. Add cool drinking water to the 16-ounce line on the container and mix. Drink ALL the liquid in the container. You MUST drink (2) two more 16-ounce containers of water over the next (1) one hour. You may continue to have clear liquids up to 4 hours prior to your arrival time. Refrain from drinking anything within 4 hours prior to your arrival time. YOUR TEST COULD BE CANCELLED IF THESE DIRECTIONS ARE NOT FOLLOWED EXACTLY.
The better these instructions are followed, the better the bowel prep works. The quality of the bowel prep dictates how well your physician is able to do your procedure and find and remove small lesions and polyps to prevent colon cancer. This is the most important way to help you get a quality exam.
NO HARD CANDY, GUM, SMOKING, BREATH MINTS, OR ANYTHING BY MOUTH 4 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE. YOUR PROCEDURE MAY BE CANCELED IF THIS IS NOT FOLLOWED.
Please call us at 717-531-1318 with any questions. For questions about the prep after 4:30 PM: Please call 717-531-8521 and ask for the GI Attending physician on call.