Modified Bowel Prep - Surgery Clinic
Do not use this prep if you have kidney or heart failure. Please call us if you have these problems.
A few days before your bowel prep, go to your local drugstore and buy: (circle number needed)
1 or 2 bottles magnesium citrate/10 oz ea.
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 Gatorade G3 Recover /silver label
Bottle only (+ protein)
o Clear Jell-O (no fruit, etc. in it) NO
o Coffee or tea, no creamer
o Crystal Light
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.
_____ 3:00 pm drink a second bottle of magnesium citrate 10 oz. 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 surgery
Surgery Clinic: (608) 263-7502. This is a 24-hour number.
After hours, holidays and weekends ask for the doctor on call for Dr. _________________________.
Leave your name and phone number with the area code. We will call you back.
Toll Free: 800-323-8942.
The Spanish version of this Health Facts for You is #6553
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.
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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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