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RPAH Medical Centre, Suite G10, 100 Carillon Ave, Newtown NSW 2042
02 9516 0778
Bowel Preparation

AM Procedure

Take 2 Ducolax each night, commencing today (Only if you are constipated).

Start low residue diet.

No solid food from the moment you wake up, clear fluids only all day.  Have a mixture of salty and sugary liquids. Begin Picosalax, see schedule below.

Take final Picosalax, completely fast 3 hours prior to procedure.

Picosalax schedule:

5pm – Drink first sachet followed by 5 glasses of water over 2 hours.
7pm – Drink second sachet followed at least 3 glasses of water over several hours
4am (if procedure before 9am) – Drink third sachet followed by at least one glass of water
11am (if procedure after 9am) -Drink third sachet followed by at least one glass of water

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PM Procedure

 ​Take 2 Ducolax each night, commencing today (Only if you are constipated)

Start low residue diet.

No solid food from the moment you wake up, clear fluids only all day.  Have a mixture of salty and sugary liquids. Begin Picosalax, see schedule below. 

Take final Picosalax, completely fast 3 hours prior to procedure.

Picosalax schedule:

5pm – Drink first sachet followed by 5 glasses of water over 2 hours.
7pm – Drink second sachet followed at least 3 glasses of water over several hours
7am – Drink third sachet followed by at least one glass of water