Concord Endoscopy Center

Concord Endoscopy Center is a freestanding endoscopy unit specializing in colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures. Concord Endoscopy Center is a joint venture between Concord Gastroenterology Inc. LLC, MaryHitchcock Concord, and Concord Hospital and is licensed by the State of New Hampshire.

603.415.9450

Miralax Colonscopy Prep

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Your prescription for Osmo Prep has been faxed to your pharmacy. You will need to pick up your bowel prep at least two days before your scheduled procedure. Call GI Associates of NH at 603-228-1763. If your bowel prep is not available for pick up at your pharmacy.

  • If you have a tendency to be constipated or take medications that cause constipation, also purchase Milk of Magnesia to take 2 days before your scheduled colonoscopy.
  • Zinc oxide or Desitin® ointment may be used to protect your skin during the bowel preparation. Apply it before starting the bowel prep to prevent irritation to the rectal area.

TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Stay on a low fiber diet. Do not eat any beans, corn, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, nuts or any food containing seeds such as poppy, sesame, or sunflower.
  • Do not eat any foods containing flax or fish oil.
  • See the low fiber diet list
  • If you tend to be constipated - take one ounce of Milk of Magnesia on this day.

ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • DRINK ONLY CLEAR LIQUIDS NO DAIRY AND NO SOLID FOOD UNTIL AFTER YOUR COLONOSCOPY. You must be able to see through the liquid when held in a clear glass up to a light.
  • NO ARTIFICIALLY COLORED RED LIQUIDS OR RED JELLO.
  • See the clear liquid diet list
  • AT 4:00 PM:
    TAKE 4 OSMO tablets by mouth with 8 ounces of your choice of CLEAR LIQUID. Repeat this every 15 minutes until you have taken 20 tablets you must drink a full 8 ounce glass of water with every 4 OSMO tablets and take all 20 within approximately one hour.
  • AT 6:00 PM:
    TAKE 4 OSMO tablets by mouth with 8 ounces of your choice of CLEAR LIQUID. Repeat this every 15 minutes until you have taken 12 tablets you must drink a full 8 ounce glass of water with every 4 OSMO tablets and take all 12 within approximately 30 minutes.
  • Be sure to take all of the OSMO tablets and drink all of the solution.
  • IT IS IMPORTANT TO HYDRATE AND DRINK AMPLE AMOUNTS OF CLEAR LIQUIDS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE BOWEL PREP PROCESS.
  • Not completing the bowel prep or eating solid food may result in rescheduling your procedure. Results should be watery and without solid particles, however there may be a few flecks in the morning from the laxative.
  • ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE: CONTINUE TO PUSH CLEAR LIQUIDS ONLY up until 2 hours before your procedure NO SOLID FOOD If you are also having an examination of your esophagus and stomach, stop drinking liquids 4 hours before your procedures.