DIET SHEET Colonoscopy BEFORE 11.00am
Your bowel preparation will commence with a LOW RESIDUE DIET that extends over a 3 day period, on Day 4 you will take your preparation medications with your colonoscopy being performed on Day 5.
LOW RESIDUE DIET (NO SUBSTITUTION)
White bread/bread rolls, white muffins, crumpets, white pita bread, plain bagels, arrowroot biscuits
Cornflakes, rice bubbles
White rice, white pasta, couscous, polenta
Bananas, paw paw, canned peaches, canned apples or two fruits
Cooked pumpkin, potato, marrow and squash
Boiled/steamed/grilled chicken, fish including tuna and salmon
Moderate quantity of dairy products – milk in tea and coffee, milk on cereal, vanilla milkshakes & ice-cream, butter/margarine on bread or toast, plain or vanilla yoghurt, plain cheese and cottage cheese
Soy milk, tofu
Fruit juice, no pulp
Honey, syrup, marmalade or seedless jam, vegemite
Tea and coffee
Salt, pepper, sugar, dried herbs & spices, oils, mayonnaise, gravies and sauces
Jelly (NO RED, GREEN OR PURPLE)
Chicken Soup (CLEAR STRAINED BROTH ONLY)
Clear Apple Juice
Clear soft drinks
Fruit flavoured cordial (NO RED, GREEN BLUE, OR PURPLE)
Gatorade- clear, orange, yellow
IF IT IS NOT ON THIS LIST- DONT’ EAT OR DRINK IT
A high intake of clear fluid while taking the preparation will result in a clean colon
DAY 1 Commence your Low Residue Diet from the food list above. Follow the Low Residue Diet strictly otherwise preparation for colonoscopy may not be effective and the procedure may need to be repeated. Check over the page for instructions regarding any medication you may be taking (including iron tablets).
DAY 2 & 3 Continue with your Low Residue Diet from the food list above.
STOP YOUR LOW RESIDUE DIET FOLLOWING DINNER ON DAY 3.
DAY 4 Light breakfast-BLACK TEA AND TOAST (with butter, margarine, honey, seedless jam or vegemite) ONLY.
FOLLOWING BREAKFAST YOU REMAIN ON CLEAR FLUIDS (as per the list above)
1.00 PM Dissolve the entire contents of one sachet of PICOSALAX in 150ml glass of water. Stir for 2-3 minutes. The entire contents of the glass must be consumed followed by 1.25L of clear fluids over the next 3-4 hours
5.00PM Dissolve the entire contents of one sachet of PICOSALAX in 150ml glass of water. Stir for 2-3 minutes. The entire contents of the glass must be consumed followed by 750ml of clear fluids over the next 2-3 hours
9.00 PM Dissolve the entire contents of one sachet of PICOSALAX in 150ml glass of water. Stir for 2-3 minutes. The entire contents of the glass must be consumed followed by 750ml of clear fluids before going to sleep.
DAY 5. PROCEDURE
IT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT THAT YOU CONTINUE CLEAR FLUIDS (FROM THE LIST ABOVE) UNTIL 3 HOURS PRIOR TO YOUR PROCEDURE THEN YOU MUST REMAIN NIL BY MOUTH – NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK.
A normal diet may be commenced immediately following your colonoscopy.
Please note the following concerning any medications you may be taking:
If you are DIABETIC please contact The Gastrointestinal Centre for instructions regarding your medications.
If you are taking INSULIN please contact The Gastrointestinal Centre for instructions regarding the administration of your INSULIN.
If you are taking anticoagulant therapy contact The Gastrointestinal Centre. This includes:
Coumadin or Marevan (Warfarin)
Plavix, Iscover, Coplavix (clopidogrel)
Ticlid or Tilodene (ticopidine)
Solprin or Cartia (aspirin)
Oral IRON TABLETS and FISH OIL TABLETS should be ceased 7 days before your procedure.
You should continue taking all other medications up until 6 hours before your procedure, In particular, all ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENTS AND CARDIAC DRUGS SHOULD BE CONTINUED.
These medications may be taken when “FASTING” on the day of the procedure with a sip of water as long as it is 6 hours before your appointment.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR QUERIES REGARDING THIS INFORMATION, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE GASTROINTESTINAL CENTRE ON 5564 6922.