how to use prepopik

 

Prepopik can be used alone or in conjunction with over the counter laxatives like bisacodyl or magnesium citrate. 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.

Day-Before Bowel Preparation For Colonoscopy Using Prepopik (Ferring)

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.
  • Prepopik is supplied as two packets of powder.
  • The first packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this around 4:00-5:00PM. Then, drink five 8oz cups of clear liquid. Around 10:00-11:00PM, dissolve the second packet in 5oz of cold water and drink. Then, drink at least three 8oz cups of clear liquid.

 

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 Prepopik (Ferring)

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.
  • Prepopik is supplied as two packets of powder. Use the first packet a day before the colonoscopy.
  • The first packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this around 5:00-6:00PM. Then, drink five 8oz cups of clear liquid.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • The second packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this 4 hours before your scheduled colonoscopy. Then, drink at least three 8oz cups of clear liquid.
  • 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 Prepopik (Ferring) 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.
  • Prepopik is supplied as two packets of powder.
  • The first packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this around 4:00-5:00PM. Then, drink five 8oz cups of clear liquid. Around 10:00-11:00PM, dissolve the second packet in 5oz of cold water and drink. Then, drink at least three 8oz cups of clear liquid.

 

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 Prepopik (Ferring) 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.
  • Prepopik is supplied as two packets of powder. Use the first packet a day before the colonoscopy.
  • The first packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this around 5:00-6:00PM. Then, drink five 8oz cups of clear liquid.

 

What do I do on the day of the colonoscopy?

  • The second packet is dissolved in 5oz of cold water. Drink this 4 hours before your scheduled colonoscopy. Then, drink at least three 8oz cups of clear liquid.
  • 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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