Two Day Liquid Diet for Constipation

Begin Miralax twice daily, per package directions, 7 days prior to procedure. You will not take it on the day of your prep (day before procedure).

Start a 2 Day Liquid Diet

Start a liquid (no solid foods) diet from the moment of waking up on the day before the procedure.

Liquid Diet – Day 1

  • Gatorade, fruit juice (no citrus), soda, popsicles without fruit or cream, gelatin without fruit, broth without fat, coffee, and tea
  • No solid food
  • No red, orange, or purple colored liquids
  • Dairy is ok (as long it is liquid at room temperature) – including yogurt.

 

Liquid Diet – Day 2

  • Gatorade, fruit juice (no citrus), soda, popsicles without fruit or cream, gelatin without fruit, broth without fat, coffee, and tea
  • No solid food
  • No red, orange, or purple colored liquids
  • No Dairy Allowed


Follow instructions for the prep you were given on Day 2, day before the procedure.

Do not eat or drink (not even water) anything 4 hours prior to your procedure.

  • Be sure to inform your doctors and nurses about any diabetic medications and/or blood thinners you take.
  • Take all medications for high blood pressure, heart conditions, or seizure disorder with water 4 hours prior to your procedure. This will be the last liquid you should have.
  • Bring rescue inhalers, asthma inhalers, diabetic medications, glucose monitor, and CPAP/BiPap machine with you to procedure.
  • Please be sure to have a ride arranged and with you to take you home after the procedure. If you do not have a ride with you, your procedure may be canceled.

 

Please call 303.398.1355 option #4, if you have any questions or need to reschedule.

 

This information has been approved by Jeffrey King, MD (February 2015).