The purpose of this bowel prep is to empty your bowel of stool to decrease the chance of problems during and after surgery. Please follow these directions carefully.
A few days before surgery, go to your local drugstore and buy:
2 bottles of magnesium citrate 10 ounces
Store it in the fridge. It is easier to drink when chilled.
The Day Before Surgery
Drink 3 Impact®
Drink only clear liquids all day (no limit on amount). No solid food or dairy all day.
Juice, (apple, grape, cranberry); No carrot, tomato, nectars, or pulp
Sparkling water or soda
Clear Jell-O®, homemade from powder only, do not add fruit, whip cream or marshmallows
Weak coffee or tea, no creamer. Sugar or sugar substitute is okay
No dairy products (milk, soy milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, pudding, cream soups)
At 12:00 pm drink 1 bottle of magnesium citrate 10 ounces. You need to be near a bathroom when you drink this. Do not plan to travel after drinking this.
At 2:00 pm drink the second bottle of magnesium citrate.
In the evening, drink 1 liter of a sports-type drink (Gatorade®). It must contain electrolytes. You may have any flavor.
Do not eat or drink anything after midnight.
Shower twice with Hibiclens® soap. Shower the night before and shower again in the morning before you check in for surgery.