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Preparation for EGD only (Upper Endoscopy)

(if with colonoscopy, follow colonoscopy prep below)

  • NPO (nothing to eat or drink) after midnight the day of procedure except water, apple juice with no pulp, clear Pedialyte, and sprite.
  • NPO 3-0 hours prior to procedure start time, not even a sip of water.

Preparation for Colonoscopy (Lower Endoscopy) with or without EGD

  • Entire day before procedure is a clear liquid diet, nothing red or purple.
  • Starting at 3pm day before procedure, do cleanout as indicated below:
    • Under 5 years old: per Dr. Jeiven's instructions, please call
    • Less than 35kg/77lbs: Mix EIGHT 17g servings of Miralax with 32oz of Gatorade (not red/purple). Take 1-2 Ex-Lax tabs at 3pm and begin drinking mix, one glass every hour. If stool not clear after 4-5 hours, repeat cleanout.
    • More than 35kg/77lbs: Mix FIFTEEN 17g servings of Miralax with 64oz of Gatorade (not red/purple). Take 2 Dulcolax tabs at 3pm and begin drinking mix, one glass every 30-45 min. If stool not clear after finishing, repeat cleanout.
  • NPO (nothing to eat or drink) after midnight the day of procedure except water, apple juice with no pulp, clear Pedialyte, and sprite.
  • NPO 3-0 hours prior to procedure start time, not even a sip of water.

Preparation for Capsule Endoscopy

  • Day before procedure, eat lunch before 4pm.
  • No solids after 4pm.
  • Clear liquid dinner, nothing red or purple.
  • From 7-9pm, take THREE 17g servings of Miralax.
  • NPO (nothing to eat or drink) after 10pm the night before the procedure, not even a sip of water.

Preparation for Hydrogen Breath Test

  • NPO (nothing to eat or drink) after dinner the night before the procedure, except water.
  • Avoid the foods listed below for dinner:
    • Grain Products: Whole grain products, including cereals and melba toast, brans, or high fiber cereals.
    • Fruits: Fruit juices, applesauce, apricots, bananas, cantaloupe, canned fruit cocktail, grapes, honeydew melon, peaches, watermelon. Raw and dried fruits like raisins and berries. Yogurt which contains fruit.
    • Vegetables: Vegetable juice, potatoes, alfalfa sprouts, beets, green/yellow beans, carrots, celery, cucumber, eggplant, lettuce, mushrooms, green/red bell peppers, suash, zucchini.
    • Vegetables from the cruciferous family: Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, swiss chard, beans, lentils, etc.
    • Nuts, Seeds, Beans: All nuts, seeds and beans, as well as foods that may contain seeds.
    • All Dairy Products (except eggs): Milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, butter.
  • Suggestions for the last meal to consume prior to NPO can be:
    • Baked or broiled chicken, turkey, or fish (salt and pepper only)
    • Plain steamed white rice
    • Eggs
    • Clear chicken or beef broth