Colonscopy Prep 1 - Halflytely

v-smile3Before your colonoscopy, your gastroenterologist may recommend you do a HalfLytely Prep. Please do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, Coumadin, Plavix, Celebrex or any other blood thinner, iron or multivitamins with iron for 5-7 days beforehand. Before you stop taking your prescribed medication, please check with your doctor first.

Three days before the procedure, please stop eating raw vegetables, any food with seeds, popcorn, nuts and discontinue taking fiber supplements.

The day before, you will be on a clear liquid diet, and you will need four Dulcolax or Bisacodyl 5 mg laxative tablets and HalfLytely from the pharmacy. At noon, take two of the tablets with a glass of water. At 5:00 p.m., begin drinking one 8 oz. glass of the HalfLytely every 10-15 minutes.

For more detailed guidelines, please download our Instructions for Colonoscopy Prep 1 Halflytely Prep.