Modified Bowel Prep - DHC
Do not use this prep if you have kidney or heart
failure. Please call us if you have these
A few days before your bowel prep, go to your
local drugstore and buy: (circle number
1 bottle magnesium citrate/10 oz
1 or 2 sodium phosphate enemas
The Day before Surgery
ξ Eat a light breakfast and lunch. Avoid greasy
foods and red meat.
ξ Drink only clear liquids after lunch.
o Water, sparkling water or soda
o Juice without pulp (apple, grape)
o Crystal Light Clear Jell-O (no fruit, etc.
in it) NO Jell-O cups
o Coffee or tea, no creamer
Liquids for Diabetics
Get “collogen peptides” and add to Powerade,
Crystal Light, Gatorade or Jello. This can be
found in Health Food stores, Food Co-ops, and
After lunch, do not eat food; do not drink
juice with pulp, dairy products, or alcohol.
_____ 2:00 pm drink magnesium citrate 1
bottle. It is best to drink it chilled.
Magnesium citrate may give you loose
stools and some cramping. It could take
from 30 minutes – 8 hours to work. You
may have frequent bowel movements for
several hours after drinking it.
_____ Shower before bed and in the morning
before leaving home with Hibiclens®
The day before surgery, clear liquids
only after lunch.
Nothing to drink the last 4 hours before
The Day of Surgery
_____ 1½ hours before you leave home, give
yourself the first enema. Give yourself
the second enema ½ hour later. Shower.
_____ 1 hour before you leave home, give
yourself one enema. Shower.
Digestive Health Center: (608) 890-5000.
After hours, weekends or holidays this number
will be answered by the paging operator. Ask
for the doctor on call or ask for
Dr. _______________. Leave your name and
phone number with area code. The doctor will
call you back.
If you live out of the area, call (855) 342-9900.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you have any
questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This is not medical advice.
This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each person’s health needs are different,
you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using this information. If you have an emergency,
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