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Upper Endoscopy
Preparation for Upper Endoscopy
Preparation for Colonoscopy
Sedation & Monitoring
After Procedure Care
Virtual Colonoscopy

Print the following documents and follow the instructions:

Endoscopy Checklist
Common Instructions to all Preps

Preparation of solution:

  • 1 fluid oz of Castor oil diluted in 8 oz glass of orange juice.

Day before procedure:

  • Clear liquid diet only. No milk or solid foods allow 24 hours prior to the procedure
  • Take the first dose at 5:00 pm
  • May be poured over ice if desired
  • Continue your liquid diet after completing the first dose
  • Drink plenty of fluids

Day of the procedure:

  • No liquids after midnight, EXCEPT a sip to take medications
  • Repeat the same dose of the preparation
    • At 11:00 p.m. the night before (for 7:00 and 8:00 am scheduled cases).
    • At 5:00 a.m. (at least three hours before you leave for appointment)
  • Arrive for colonoscopy 30 to 60 minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Double check your Endoscopy Checklist

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