Modified Bowel Prep-Urology Clinic
The purpose of this bowel prep is to empty your bowel of stool to decrease the
chance of problems during and after surgery. Please follow these directions
A few days before surgery, go to your local drugstore and buy:
▪ Magnesium citrate 10 ounces (1 bottle)
Store it in the refrigerator; it is easier to drink when chilled.
The Day before Surgery
▪ Eat a light breakfast and lunch,
avoid greasy foods.
▪ Drink only clear liquids after lunch
up to midnight (no limit on
amount). No solid food or dairy
products after lunch.
Examples of clear liquids:
▪ Juice, (apple, grape, cranberry); No
carrot, tomato, nectars, or pulp
▪ Hard candy
▪ Sparkling water or soda
▪ No alcohol
▪ Clear Jell-O®, homemade only,
from powder. Not premade. Do not
add fruit, whip cream or
▪ Weak coffee or tea, no creamer.
Sugar or sugar substitute is okay.
▪ No dairy products (milk, soy
milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream,
pudding, cream soups)
▪ At 2:00 pm drink magnesium
citrate 10 ounces (1bottle). It is
important to drink this where you
will be near a bathroom. Do not
plan to travel after drinking this.
▪ In the evening, drink 1 liter of a
sports-type drink (Gatorade ). It
must contain electrolytes. You
may have any flavor.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
▪ Shower twice with Hibiclens® soap. Shower the night before and shower again
in the morning before you check in for surgery.
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, please call 911.Copyright © 2/2017 University of Wisconsin Hospitals &
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