how to use osmoprep

 

Osmoprep is a tablet that can be used for bowel cleansing prior to colonoscopy. There are two main ways to use Osmoprep: Day before or split dose regimen. In the day-before regimen, all the tablets are used the day before the colonoscopy. In the split-dose regimen, half the tablets are used the day before the colonoscopy and the remaining half is used on the day of the colonoscopy.

 

Day-Before Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Osmoprep (Salix)

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.
  • 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.
  • Starting around 5:00-6:00PM, take 20 tablets of OsmoPrep with 40oz of water.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.
  • Starting around 10:00-11:00PM, take 12 tablets of OsmoPrep with 24oz of water.

 

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 Osmoprep (Salix)

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.
  • 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.
  • Starting around 5:00-6:00PM, take 20 tablets of OsmoPrep with 40oz of water.
  • Be sure to keep hydrated by drinking 8oz of clear liquid every hour.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • Take 12 tablets of OsmoPrep with 24oz of water starting 4-5 hours before the start of your colonoscopy procedure.
  • You may have clear liquid thereafter.
  • 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.

 

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