Split dose - Colonoscopy (Miralax)


Day prior to exam Follow a CLEAR liquid diet. Drink lots of clear liquids to keep well hydrated! A CLEAR liquid diet includes water, coffee (only if you must; please limit coffee intake to 8 oz and must be black , no cream or non-dairy creamer ), tea, soda, broth or clear juice like apple juice or white grape juice, popsicles, and Jell-O (no added fruit). Avoid red colors/Purple . No milk products. Do not eat any solid food.

Take 2 of the Dulcolax tablets at about 1pm. Once you mix the Miralax powder into the Gatorade, make sure you shake it up so it is fully dissolved. At about 5:00 p.m . (start earlier at about 3:00 p.m if your schedule allows) mix your Gatorade and the entire container of Miralax and begin drinking. Most people will begin to have diarrhea usually within 2 hours after drinking the mix.

4-6 hours prior to your procedure time, drink the last 2 glasses (about 16 ounces) of mix.

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