Flexible Sigmoidoscopy HET Prep Instructions

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy HET Prep Instructions2018-08-31T14:09:35+00:00

Flexible Sigmoidoscopy HET Prep Instructions

You must speak with someone at the surgical center to confirm your appt time 2 days before your procedure.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Please speak to your Physician if you are taking ASPIRIN, PRADAXA, XARELTO, PLAVIX, COUMADIN HEPARIN, ELIQUIS, EFFIENT or any medication to thin the blood or prevent clotting.
  • Please speak to your Physician if you are DIABETIC for instructions on your medications.
  • Please take your BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART and LUNG medications the morning of your procedure with a
    very small sip of water.

5 Days Before Procedure

  • Discontinue taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Mobic, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve,
    Celebrex, Bextra or other arthritis medications.
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is permitted.

DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

Light breakfast followed by a clear liquid diet. DO NOT DRINK ANY LIQUIDS THAT CONTAIN RED DYE.

STEP 2:

At 5:00 p.m. drink the entire bottle of Citrate of Magnesium. Remain close to toilet facilities.

STEP 3:

You may continue drinking clear liquids until midnight.

****NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT****

MORNING OF PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

Two hours before your procedure, the enemas must be completed.
• Insert one enema and expel it.
• Wait 15 minutes
• Insert the second enema and expel it.

*YOU WILL BE AT THE HOSPITAL or CENTER FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS.
*YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE AVAILABLE TO DRIVE YOU HOME.