Colonoscopy Instructions MIRALAX/Mag Citrate Prep

Three days before examination:

Read all instructions at least three (3) days before your examination.

  • Obtain Miralax/polyethylene glycol 238g (14 doses) from the pharmacy (over the counter).
  • Please buy a 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate (over the counter). NO RED

 Two days before examination:

  • Eat well-balanced meals but avoid nuts, popcorn, raw fruit, raw vegetables and salads.

One day before examination:

  1. Drink only liquids for breakfast, lunch and dinner. SOLID FOODS, MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS ARE NOT ALLOWED.  Click here for liquid diet instructions.
  2. At 5:00 P.M. (night before your procedure) take the 4 Bisacodyl tablets together with water.
  1. At 6:00 P.M., mix 238 gram bottle of Miralax in 64 ounces of Gatorade/Crystal Light. Shake the solution until the Miralax is dissolved.  Drink 8 ounces of the Gatorade/Crystal Light – Miralax solution every 20 minutes until ALL is gone.

 On the day of the exam:

  1. Drink 10oz Magnesium Citrate 4 hours before your scheduled appointment time.
  2. You may have liquids until 4 hours prior to your procedure.
  3. Bring your insurance card.
  4. Bring a list of your current medications.
  5. Must have a driver
  6. All patients receiving sedation MUST have a responsible adult accompany them from the center following the procedure.
  7. If your intention is to drive yourself or use taxi/Uber/Lyft services and you do not have a responsible adult to escort you then you will not be able to receive sedation for your procedure.
  8. Using public transportation is not considered an acceptable option.

Special Instructions:             ***No Red Mag Citrate***

 Please report to the location at which your procedure is scheduled.

Procedures ARE NOT performed at the Chestnut location.

It is very important that you contact our office (559-323-8200) if you are unable to make this appointment.

You may be charged a cancellation fee of $75.00 if you fail to cancel within three (3) business days of your procedure.