Colonoscopy Prep Using Sutab

***Prep Tips***

  • Continue to drink clear liquids during the prep to aid in being completely clear.
  • Walking around helps the prep go down.
  • You may reduce rectal soreness from the prep by cleansing with baby wipes after bowel movements and then applying zinc oxide to the skin in the rectal area.  
  • The prep may seem difficult but it allows the physician to see the lining of your colon clearly.  
  • A good prep may lengthen the time needed before your next colonoscopy!  

Procedures scheduled before NOON

ONE WEEK before procedure

  • Stop all over the counter medicine.  May continue Tylenol & 81mg Aspirin.
  • Notify office if you use any blood thinners (example: Coumadin or Plavix).
  • Go to pharmacy and pick-up the prep kit (we have sent an electronic prescription) AND 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate (this is over the counter).  DO NOT follow instructions on the box, follow these instructions.

TWO DAYS before the procedure

Start low residue diet (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri)

  • Between 4-6pm, drink the 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate.  This will cause bowel to move.

ONE DAY before the procedure

Start clear liquid diet (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri)

Continue clear liquids all day. It is important to drink at least 64oz of clear liquids before you begin prep.

  1. Between 4-6pm, Start prep. complete steps a-e exactly as directed:
    1. Fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line).
    2. Open 1 container of 12 tablets. Take each tablet with a sip of water from provided container.
    3. Drink ALL liquid in container (preferably over 15-20 minutes).
    4. About 1 hour after last tablet swallowed, fill provided container a second time with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line) and drink entire amount over 30 minutes.
    5. About 30 minutes after finishing second container of water, fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line) and drink entire amount in 30 minutes. (Total of 3 glasses when done)
    6. 4 hours after taking first set of 12 tablets, REPEAT STEPS {a-e} as listed above.
    7. When you finish SUTAB, you should pass clear liquid from rectum.  If return is not clear, take a Fleets enema in   the evening and another Fleets enema in the morning at least two hours prior to scheduled arrival time.
    8. Nothing by mouth after midnight, except as noted below.

    MORNING OF the procedure:

    1. Continue clear liquid diet until 4 hours prior to arrival time.
    2. **Women** will have to provide a urine sample for pregnancy test at time of admit.
    3. DIALYSIS patients MUST have labs (potassium level) 2 hours prior to procedure, CALL 289-8249 for orders.
    4. Only blood pressure/heart/seizure medications should be taken with sip of water on morning of procedure.
    5. All other medications should NOT be taken the morning of test. Resume medications after you are able to eat.
    6. The endoscopy center opens at 7:00AM if you have questions. (337-289-8249). You may brush your teeth.
    7. BRING YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS OR LIST WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR TEST
    8. You will be sedated and need to have someone available to listen to the doctor’s advice upon discharge and drive you home after the test.  If you do not have a driver, your test will be rescheduled.  

    ***IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AND ASK FOR A NURSE**

    The Gastro CLINIC
    Suite 303
    337-232-6697

    Lafayette General Endoscopy Center
    Suite 302
    337-289-8249

    IF YOU CANNOT KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE GIVE AT LEAST TWO (2) BUSINESS DAYS NOTICE

Procedures scheduled at NOON or later

ONE WEEK before procedure

  • Stop all over the counter medicine.  May continue Tylenol & 81mg Aspirin.
  • Notify office if you use any blood thinners (example: Coumadin or Plavix).
  • Go to pharmacy and Pick-up the prep kit (we have sent an electronic prescription) AND 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate (this is over the counter).  DO NOT follow instructions on the box, follow these instructions.

TWO DAYS before the procedure, start low residue diet (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri)

  • Between 4-6pm, drink the 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate.  This will cause bowel to move.

ONE DAY before the procedure, start clear liquid diet (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs-Fri)

Continue clear liquids all day. It is important to drink at least 64oz of clear liquids before you begin prep.

  1. Between 4-6pm, Start prep. complete steps a-e exactly as directed:
    1.   Fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line).
    2. Open 1 container of 12 tablets. Take each tablet with a sip of water from provided container.
    3. Drink ALL liquid in container (preferably over 15-20 minutes).
    4. About 1 hour after last tablet is swallowed, fill provided container a second time with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line) and drink entire amount over 30 minutes.
    5. About 30 minutes after finishing second container of water, fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line) and drink entire amount in 30 minutes. (Total of 3 glasses when done)

*Nothing by mouth after midnight, except as noted below.*

The MORNING OF the procedure:

  • Six hours prior to your procedure_______________, REPEAT STEPS {a-e} as listed above.
  1. When you finish SUTAB, you should pass clear liquid from rectum.  If return is not clear, take a Fleets enema at least two hours prior to arrival time.
  2. Continue clear liquid diet until 4 hours prior to arrival time.
  3. **Women** will have to provide a urine sample for pregnancy test at time of admit.
  4. DIALYSIS patients MUST have labs (potassium level) 2 hours prior to procedure, CALL 289-8249 for orders.
  5. Only blood pressure/heart/seizure medications should be taken with sip of water on morning of procedure.
  6. All other medications should NOT be taken the morning of test. Resume medications after you are able to eat.
  7. The endoscopy center opens at 7:00AM if you have questions.  You may brush your teeth.
  8. BRING YOUR CURRENT MEDICATIONS OR LIST WITH YOU ON THE DAY OF YOUR TEST
  9. You will be sedated and need to have someone available to listen to the doctor’s advice upon discharge and drive you home after the test.  If you do not have a driver, your test will be rescheduled.  

***IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AND ASK FOR A NURSE**