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Upper Endoscopy
Preparation for Upper Endoscopy
Preparation for Colonoscopy
Sedation & Monitoring
After Procedure Care
Virtual Colonoscopy

Print the following documents and follow the instructions:

Endoscopy Checklist
Common Instructions to all Preps

Preparation of solution:

  • Prepare this solution earlier in the day or the day before.
  • Follow the instructions on the bottle by adding warm water to the fill line on the bottle.
  • Mix powder with bottled or tap water.
  • Shake vigorously until powder is dissolved completely.
  • Place in refrigerator.

Day before procedure:

  • Clear liquid diet only. No milk or solid foods allow 24 hours prior to the procedure.
  • Begin drinking the solution approximately 4:00 PM.
  • Take approximately 8oz. (240 cc) every 10 minutes until the gallon solution has been completed.
  • Nulytely may be poured over ice if desired.


  • Nausea or bloating. This is not uncommon. Should this occur, slow down your intake for a short period of time until you feel more comfortable or the nausea passes then continued as directed. Walking may aid in the relief of the symptoms. If no relief call the physician
  • Fullness this is caused from a large fluid intake. This should pass as soon as a the bowels start moving
  • Chilling or shivering. This is due to cold fluid intake
  • During the period when you are taking the lavage solution, you may begin to have clear bowel movements, this is a sign that the preparation you are taking is working.
  • When you have completed one gallon of the solution, your preparation in usually complete.
  • Feel free to resume your liquid diet after completing the lavage.

Day of the procedure:

  • No liquids after midnight
  • Arrive for colonoscopy 30 to 60 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Double check your Endoscopy Checklist

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