Modified Bowel Prep - Surgery Clinic
Do not use this prep if you have kidney or heart failure. Please call us if you have these problems. A few days before your bowel prep, go to your local drugstore and buy: (circle number needed)
1 or 2 bottles magnesium citrate/10 oz ea.
1 or 2 sodium phosphate enemas
The Day before Surgery
- Eat a light breakfast and lunch. Avoid greasy foods and red meat.
- Drink only clear liquids after lunch.
- Water, sparkling water or soda
- Juice without pulp (apple, grape)
- Gatorade G3 Recover® /silver label Bottle only (+ protein)
- Clear Jell-O® (no fruit, etc. in it) NO Jell-O® cups
- Coffee or tea, no creamer
- Gatorade®Crystal Light®
After lunch, do not eat food; do not drink juice with pulp, dairy products, or alcohol.
_____ 2:00 pm drink magnesium citrate 1 bottle. It is best to drink it chilled. Magnesium citrate may give you loose stools and some cramping. It could take from 30 minutes – 8 hours to work. You may have frequent bowel movements for several hours after drinking it.
_____ 3:00 pm drink a second bottle of magnesium citrate 10 oz. You may have frequent bowel movements for several hours after drinking it.
_____ Shower before bed and in the morning before leaving home with Hibiclens®
The day before surgery, clear liquids only after lunch.
Nothing to drink the last 4 hours before surgery.
The Day of Surgery
_____ 1½ hours before you leave home, give yourself the first enema. Give yourself the second enema ½ hour later. Shower.
_____ 1 hour before you leave home, give yourself one enema. Shower.
Surgery Clinic: (608) 263-7502. This is a 24-hour number.
After hours, holidays and weekends ask for the doctor on call for Dr. _________________________.
Leave your name and phone number with the area code. We will call you back.
Toll Free: 800-323-8942.
The Spanish version of this Health Facts for You is #6553.
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 08/11/2011
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