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Capsule Endoscopy Prep Instructions

This procedure is conducted for the evaluation of diseases of the small intestines.

Before the Procedure:

  • Have a light breakfast before 10am.
  • Start a clear liquid diet at 10am. (For example: chicken broth, apple juice, clear soda, tea, water, jello. Do not consume anything red or orange).
  • Drink TriLyte bowel prep solution at 12pm (noon). Fill TriLyte container with 1 gallon of water and drink within a six-hour period.
  • Nothing by mouth after 10pm.
  • Avoid antacids, Carafate, and iron supplements.

Day of Procedure:

  • Report to the office at 8:45am.
  • Wear loose-fitting, two-piece clothing.
  • Patient will have sensors attached to their abdomen and will wear a Velcro-fastened belt containing a small data recorder for eight hours.
  • Patient will be ambulatory during the procedure and may go home.
  • Do no engage in vigorous body movement.
  • Return back to the office to return equipment at 5:15pm.

Patients who take Aspirin or Anti-Coagulants:

  • Stop Aspirin or other non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medications 7 days prior to the procedure.
  • Stop Coumadin (Warfarin) or Plavix (Clopidogrel) 7 days prior to the procedure.

Patients with Diabetes:

  • Consult with your primary doctor on how to modify diabetic medication or insulin injection.

On the Morning of Procedure Please Bring:

  1. Your current ID and insurance card.
  2. A list of your current medications, remedies, products, and allergies.
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