Prepopik-Split Dose Instructions

Follow these instructions for the split dose (½ the prep will be taken the day before the procedure and the other ½ of the prep 5 hours before the procedure. The prep must be completed NO less than 4 hours before your scheduled procedure time).

“What’s Inside the Box”

Inside your Prepopik box you will find:

  • One (1) dosing cup
  • Two (2) packets of Prepopik powder
  • Complete product information (You must follow the instructions provided by your

**To increase the likelihood of an adequate prep it is suggested that for 3 days before your procedure you decrease fiber in your diet and avoid all seeds, nuts and corn kernels.**

**During the entire day prior to your colonoscopy you may only have clear liquids, NO solids at ALL**

Examples of Clear Liquids are:

  1. Water
  2. White grape juice
  3. Clear broth
  4. Ginger ale
  5. Apple Juice
  6. Plain Gelatin (Jello)
  7. White Cranberry Juice
  8. Sprite/7UP
  9. Frozen Juice Bars or Lemon Ice
  10. Hot or Iced Tea
  11. Crystal Light
  12. Sports Drinks (Gatorade, Powerade)
    (Note: Large amounts of clear liquids throughout the day will keep you well hydrated and improve quality
    of your preparation.)

DO NOT drink any of the following:

  1. Any liquids Red or Purple in color
  2. Liquids you can’t see through (ex. Milk, alcohol)
    *Avoid large amounts of fiber for several days before your colonoscopy as well as seeds, nuts, and corn*

Instructions for use:

The night before your procedure between 5-6pm,
  1. Fill the dosing cup provided with cold water up to the lower (5-ounce) line on the cup
  2. Pour the contents of ONE (1) packet,
  3. Stir for 2-3 minutes until dissolved,
  4. Drink the entire contents,
  5. Follow with FIVE (5) 8-ounce drinks of clear liquid, taken at your own pace within
    the next 2 hours, before bed.

The morning of your procedure:

  1. Awaken early enough to complete this 4 hours prior to your procedure,
  2. Fill the dosing cup provided with cold water up to the lower (5-ounce) line on the cup
  3. Pour in the contents of the second packet
  4. Stir for 2-3 minutes until dissolved
  5. Drink the entire contents
  6. Follow with at least THREE 8-ounce drinks of clear liquids over the next 45-60
    minutes. This step must be completed no less than 4 hours prior to your scheduled
    procedure time.

Don’t eat or drink anything else prior to the test, except for any essential medications approved by your doctor and taken with only a small sip of water, approximately 1-2 hours before your scheduled procedure time. Please also AVOID all chewing gum, sucking candies, mints, and water.

Remember: the quality of your exam is dependent on the quality of your preparation!

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