Bowel Prep before Esophagectomy
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:
• 2 bottles magnesium citrate - 10 oz each
2 Days before Surgery: drink at least 6-8 glasses of clear liquids today. You need to keep drinking so you do not become dehydrated.
- Drink only clear liquids.
- 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®
No food today and do not drink juice with pulp, dairy products, or alcohol.
_____ 9:00 am, 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. Do not take any medicines by mouth while you are drinking the bowel prep because they may not be absorbed.
_____ 10:00 am, drink a second bottle of magnesium citrate 10 oz. You may have frequent bowel movements for several hours after drinking it.
If you get a severe stomach pain, feel light-headed or dizzy or are not able to have a bowel movement, call the Surgery Clinic.
1 Day before Surgery
- Drink only clear liquids all day (see above). Drink at least 6-8 glasses of clear liquids today. You need to keep drinking so you do not become dehydrated.
- Shower before bed and in the morning before leaving home with Hibiclens®.
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 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: 08/09/2011
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