Patient Prep

For your convenience, our brands have made prep information available for your procedure.

GI Alliance includes many brands nation-wide. Please select the brand prep information link that is applicable to you.

Steps to Follow For Every Colonoscopy

7 days before

Most people will not need to do anything differently this far in advance of a colonoscopy. However, review you medications with your doctor and ask for specific instructions if you take blood-thinners (like Plavix or Pradaxa).

3 days before

Stop eating nuts, seeds, and popcorn.

2 days before

Drink 8 glasses of water during the day and stop eating after midnight.

The day before

  • Begin a clear liquid diet, in addition to drinking 8 glasses of water during the day.
  • At 6pm, you will need to take the laxative preparation prescribed by your doctor according to the specific instructions.
  • Stay near the toilet after you begin taking the prep solution.

Day of your exam

While some of the colonoscopy prep solutions are only taken the previous day (this includes MiraLAX and SUPREP), others will need to be repeated the morning of your exam (this includes MoviPrep and CLENPIQ). The instructions for each solution are below.

  • No smoking on the day of your procedure
  • Take any morning medications at least 3 hours before your exam with 4oz of water.
  • Stop drinking liquids 3 hours before your exam.
  • Bring a list of all your current prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Arrange for a ride to and from the doctor