**PLEASE READ INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY**
MIRALAX AND GATORADE BOWEL PREP
Obtain the following from your pharmacy:
- *255gm bottle of Miralax (sold over the counter)
- *Four (4) Dulcolax (Bisacodyl) tablets (sold over the counter)
- *One (1) 64oz bottle of Gatorade (not red or purple)
The day before surgery:
You may have a regular breakfast and a light lunch (soup, salad, sandwich). At 3:00 pm take the 4 Dulcolax tablets. At 5:00 pm mix the 255 gm bottle of Miralax in the 64ox bottle of Gatorade. Shake the solution until Miralax is dissolved. Drink solution at a rate of 6-8ox every 10-15 minutes until finished. Continue to drink clear liquids until bedtime.
Clear liquids include carbonated beverages (with or without caffeine), black coffee, tea, fruit flavored drinks, plain gelatin (Jell-O), popsicles, fruit juices, clear broth, and bouillon. You should not have dairy products of any sorts, popsicles with fruit or juices with pulp.
Your Surgeon will provide you with a prescription for your antibiotics. Take these antibiotics at 1:00pm, 5:00pm and 9:00pm the day before the surgery unless instructed otherwise by your doctor.
DRINK EXTRA WATER
You should drink four or five 8 oz glasses of water the day before your bowel prep and the day of your bowel prep.
THE DAY OF SURGERY
Arrive at the hospital at the time instructed by the hospital’s pre-op personnel.
**If surgery is in the morning, do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
**If surgery is in the afternoon, hospital pre-op personnel or anesthesia staff will let you know at your pre-op visit the latest time you’re able to take anything by mouth, and what you may have.