Prepopik - Split Dose Prep (click for PDF)

*Please remember to arrange for a responsible adult to accompany you home. If you do not have an adult escort your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled. Taxis are not permitted.

Review the preparation schedule below for the days preceding your colonoscopy. Should you need further assistance please call 631-923-1420

1 Week Prior

Go to pharmacy and fill your prescription for Prepopik. Please call our office if you did not receive a prescription.

3 Days Prior

Begin Low Fiber Diet

The Day Prior

You may have a light, low fiber breakfast. Afterwards, begin a clear liquid diet. This includes water, clear broth or bouillon, coffee or tea, Gatorade, carbonated & non-carbonated soft drinks, Kool-Aid or other fruit-flavored drinks, strained fruit juices (no pulp), Jell-O, popsicles and hard candy.  For lunch, you may have ice cream, a milkshake, or yogurt that does not contain seeds, nuts or anything solid.

NO RED LIQUIDS

Drink at least 64 ounces (1/2 gallon) of clear liquid throughout the day.

Prepopik Instructions:

Starting at 5:30 PM the evening before your procedure:
Fill the provided cup to the lower line (5 oz) with cold water.
Add one packet of Prepopik powder and stir until dissolved. Drink the entire contents. Drink an additional five 8 oz drinks (40 ounces total) of clear liquid over the next 3 hours.

On the procedure day:
Starting 6 hours before your procedure:
Take the second packet of solution following the same process completed the earlier. Drink an additional five 8 oz drinks (40 ounces total) of clear liquid over the next 2 hours.
Do not eat or drink anything after this.
Morning medications should be taken with a sip of water

Upon departing for your procedure