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410 20th St, Ste 101, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Main (970) 230-9623 · Fax (970) 930-6135 ·

Suprep Preparation for Colonoscopy – Afternoon Procedure
Colonoscopy is a visual examination of the colon (lower intestinal tract), using a lighted, and flexible fiberoptic endoscope. You are sedated for this procedure. In order to achieve an accurate evaluation of your lower intestinal tract, it is important that you properly prepare for the procedure. Doctors are able to obtain the clearest view of the colon when it is flushed completely free of waste material. The thoroughness of this cleaning depends on you. Without your cooperation, the examination cannot accomplish its purpose and may have to be repeated.
If you are taking anticoagulants or blood thinners, please contact us for instructions regarding their use prior to your procedure. In most circumstances, these medications are temporarily discontinued prior to your procedure.
If you have any questions or need to reschedule or cancel your procedure, please call (970) 230-9623.

  1. Suprep Bowel Kit Rx

** Please note: if the prescription is not covered by your insurance or is too expensive, you may follow the instructions for the Miralax/Gatorade preparation found on our website.

  1. 2 Bisacodyl 10mg tablets (i.e. Ducolax). You may purchase this over the counter at the grocery or drug store.

3-5 days before the Procedure

  1. Stop taking any iron tablets or multivitamins containing iron.

  2. Stop consuming any foods that contain seeds or nuts. These foods take longer to pass through the bowel and should be avoided. Please see the Low Residue Diet, found on our website, for complete instructions. Daily fiber intake goal of ~10 grams daily.

The Day before the Procedure

  1. You will need to follow a clear liquid diet for the entire day. Please avoid drinking any red/purple colored liquids. Clear liquids include the following: water, strained fruit juices (no pulp), coffee or tea without milk/creamer, clear bullion or broth, carbonated or non-carbonated soft drinks, Kool-aid, plain Jell-o, Popsicles and Gatorade. No milk products. No vegetables. No breads or grains. No meats. ***IF YOU ARE AN INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETIC YOU MAY HAVE A LIGHT BREAKFAST i.e.: eggs, white toast, plain bagel. NO NUTS, RAISINS OR FRUIT.***

  2. Take regularly prescribed medications (except for anticoagulants or blood thinners).

  3. Take both Bisacodyl tablets at 8 a.m.

On the Day of the Procedure

  1. At 5 a.m. you may start drinking the prep. In the prep kit box you will find a 16 ounce cup and two (2) 6 ounce brown bottles. Take one of the brown bottles and pour it into the 16 ounce cup, fill to the line with water, drink the entire glass. You must drink two (2) 16 ounce glasses of water after finishing the Suprep, this must be consumed within the following hour.

  2. 5 hours before your procedure, take the second 6 ounce brown bottle and pour into the 16 ounce cup, fill to the line with water and drink the entire glass. You must drink two (2) 16 ounce glasses of water after finishing the Suprep. All clear liquids must be consumed 4 hours prior to your procedure time.

  3. If you take prescribed medications for your heart or blood pressure, please do so at 6:00 a.m. with a sip of water.

  4. If you are a diabetic:

    1. DO NOT take your diabetic medications the morning of your procedure.

    2. If you normally monitor your blood sugars at home, please check as you normally would.

    3. If your blood sugar is over 200 or below 90, please contact our office at

(970)230-9623 for instructions.

  1. A driver must come with you in order to drive you home after the procedure. You will be sedated for your upper endoscopy. We will not be able to perform your procedure if you do not have a driver. You may not drive or work for 12 hours after your procedure.

Jason M. Collins, MD Colleen Farnum, P.A.-C

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