Standard Prep

Gastrointestinal Associates of Rockland
500 New Hempstead Rd New City NY 10956
Fax: 845-290-8180


Standard Preparation (1-04)

*Unless directed by the physician, if you take heart or blood pressure medication, you may take with only a sip of water at your normally scheduled timeas well as take your inhaler at your normallyscheduled time. *If you are taking Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, clopidogrel bisulfate, or diabetic medication, discuss this with the physician prior to your scheduled procedure date. If you have a cardiac history, please have your cardiologist fax over your most recent evaluation.

    • STOP PRADAXA FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE-Unless your cardiologist advises you otherwise
    • STOP EFFIENT SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE-Unless your cardiologist advises you otherwise




  • No aspirin or aspirin containing products, Alka-seltzer, anti-arthritis or anti-inflammatory medications for 48 hours prior to the scheduled procedure date. Tylenol is fine.
  • No Metamucil, Fibercon, Citrucel or iron supplements five (5) days before your procedure.
  • No vegetables for two (2) days before the procedure.

Fill your prescription for Nulytely or Colyte
Please follow the preparation carefully and call the office if you have any questions:


Start a clear liquid diet – water, apple juice, coffee, tea (without milk or nondairy creamer), broth, Jello, ices, (nothing red or purple).

Following the instructions for mixture of the Nulytely or Colyte, you will prepare 4 liters of the liquid. (Refrigerate for better taste). Drink as instructed below:

For a morning procedure, drink between 5 and 9 PM the night before. Continue clear liquids until midnight. Nothing else by mouth (not even water) until procedure time.

For a procedure scheduled after 2 PM, drink between 6 and 10 AM the morning of the examination. You may continue clear liquids until six hours before your procedure time. Nothing else by mouth (not even water) until after your procedure. 

You must have someone to drive you home following the procedure due to the medication given at the time of the procedure. Please check with your insurance regarding authorization. PLEASE BRING YOUR MEDICATION LIST WITH YOU!

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