You have been scheduled for a colonoscopy at Duke Gastroenterology of Raleigh. This procedure is performed by passing a thin flexible tube through your large intestine to examine its lining. For this procedure you will receive intravenous moderate sedation.
In addition to Golytley bowel preparation, your physician has prescribed a bowel preparation for you to prepare your colon for your colonoscopy. Your physician has recommended that you have a two-day bowel prep.
You will need to purchase one bottle of magnesium citrate. You can find this at any pharmacy over the counter.
Magnesium citrate goes through your intestines and causes you to have several liquid stools. The magnesium citrate will clean the body’s waste out of your colon so we can identify any irregularities of your large intestines.
Please fill your preparation prescription at least one week prior to your procedure date at your pharmacy of choice and read through these instructions thoroughly. Follow these instructions, not the instructions on the box.
If you are scheduled for your procedure at our office, a nurse from our staff will call you prior to your procedure to review your health history, medication use and preparation instructions.
If your procedure is scheduled at Duke Raleigh Hospital, you may be required to speak with a hospital staff nurse or have a pretesting appointment.
If you are required to have a pretesting appointment, based on a review of your medical history and you do not follow up with the pretesting department at Duke Raleigh Hospital, your procedure may be canceled.
If you miss our call, please contact us promptly and ask to speak to a nurse concerning your procedure. If you need to cancel or reschedule your procedure, please call the Duke GI of Raleigh staff at 919-862-5075.
Your physician has prescribed Golytely bowel preparation for you to clean your colon for your exam. Golytely cleans the body’s waste out of your colon so your doctor can clearly see the inside of your intestines. You must drink the entire solution, to ensure the most effective
Step 1: At 6:00 p.m. two nights before your colonoscopy, drink one bottle of magnesium citrate.
Continue to drink lots of clear fluids. Please see the following pages for the continuation of your two day bowel prep. Please contact the office if you have kidney disease or if you are on dialysis.
Step 1: Take both tablets at 12:00 p.m.
Step 2: Mix the solution
Step 3: Wait for a bowel movement
Step 4: Drink the solution
Step 5: Finish drinking the solution
You need to drink the entire container of the preparation before your procedure to maximize the quality of your examination.
Duke GI of Raleigh: 919-862-5075
Duke Raleigh Hospital Endoscopy Department: 919-954-3189
Duke Raleigh Hospital Pretesting Department: 919-954-3247