Capsule Endoscopy Preparation and Performance
Supplies Needed: 1 small bottle of over-the-counter Miralax®
If you are diabetic, you must speak with the nurse regarding your medications.
One Week Prior to Procedure:
Stop oral iron medications.
Day Before Procedure:
You may have a normal breakfast. No solid food after breakfast.
Clear liquid diet for lunch. Clear liquids include: soft drinks, coffee, tea, Popcicles™, Jell-Q™, broth, clear juices, and hard candy. DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING RED OR PURPLE! You may continue to have clear liquids until 7:00pm. After 7:00pm you cannot have anything to eat or drink.
- 5:00 pm Mix 1 capful of Miralax® in 8oz. of Gatorade® or water and drink.
- 5:30 pm Mix 1 capful of Miralax® in 8oz. of Gatorade® or water and drink.
- 6:00 pm Mix 1 capful of Miralax® in 8oz. of Gatorade® or water and drink.
- 6:30 pm Mix 1 capful of Miralax® in 8oz. of Gatorade® or water and drink.
- 7:00 pm take 1 RegIan 10mg tablet with only a small sip of water. (This is for diabetic patients only!)
Abstain from smoking for 24 hours prior to test.
Day of Procedure:
If you take diabetic medication, do not take it the morning of the test.
At 7:00 am take 1 Reglan 10mg tablet with only a small sip of water. (This is for diabetic patients only!)
If critical medications are necessary, these should be taken at least 2 hours prior to test. Preferably, medications should be taken 2 or more hours after the test.
You will continue to fast for 2 hours after capsule placement. You may have thin clear liquids 4 hours after capsule placement. You will have a light lunch.
Wear loose-fitting, two-piece clothing. No layered clothing or thick material. No lotions or powders should be applied the day of the test.
After ingesting the capsule and until it is excreted, you should not be near any source of powerful electromagnetic fields, such as an MRI device, CT Scan, metal detector, or amateur (ham) radio.
Avoid any medical testing or procedures while wearing the belt.
You will return to the Clinic between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm for the removal of the capsule harness.