how to use miralax and gatorade

Miralax (polyethylene glycol 3350) and Gatorade can be used alone or in conjunction with over the counter laxatives like bisacodyl. If an over the counter laxative is also recommended by your physician, it is usually used about 1 hour before the bowel cleansing agent. There are 2 main ways to take your bowel cleansing agent: the day before regimen or the split dose regimen. This regimen (Miralax and Gatorade) has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy. It is however popular among some gastroenterology practices and patients.

Day-Before Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Miralax and Gatorade

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Mix 255 g of MiraLax with 64 oz of low-calorie Gatorade
  • Drink the solution at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min starting at 5:00-6:00PM.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • You may take your morning medications as usual unless as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

Split-Dose Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Miralax and Gatorade

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Mix 255 g of MiraLax with 64 oz of low-calorie Gatorade
  • Drink 32 oz of the solution at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min starting at 5:00-6:00PM.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • Drink the remaining 32 oz of solution starting 4 hours before start of your colonoscopy procedure at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

Day-Before Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Miralax and Gatorade and Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Take 4 tablets of bisacodyl (Dulcolax) around 3:00-4:00PM.
  • Mix 255 g of MiraLax with 64 oz of low-calorie Gatorade
  • Drink the solution at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min starting at 5:00-6:00PM.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • You may take your morning medications as usual unless as directed by your doctor.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.

 

Split-Dose Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Miralax and Gatorade and Bisacodyl (Dulcolax)

What do I do a day before the colonoscopy?

  • Have a clear liquid diet throughout the day. Clear liquid diet excludes red and purple colored substances. No solid foods, milk products, fruits, seeds & nuts.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • If you have diabetes mellitus, you may need to take half the dose of your medication while on clear liquid diet. Please, talk to your provider about this.
  • Take 4 tablets of bisacodyl (Dulcolax) around 3:00-4:00PM.
  • Mix 255 g of MiraLax with 64 oz of low-calorie Gatorade
  • Drink 32 oz of the solution at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min starting at 5:00-6:00PM.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • Drink the remaining 32 oz of solution starting 4 hours before start of your colonoscopy procedure at a rate of 8 oz every 10 min.
  • Avoid further fluid intake 2hrs before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • If you are diabetic, do not take oral diabetic medications or short-acting insulin on the day of your colonoscopy. Talk to your provider about this.