PM Colonoscopy Prep

LOCATION: Northwestern Memorial Hospital G.I. Lab – 4th Floor Galter Pavilion 675 N. St. Clair – Chicago, IL 60611

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IN PREPARATION FOR THE PROCEDURE

  • Have the prescription for MoviPrep® filled.
  • Call Northwestern Memorial Hospital at (312) 926-2950 (Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 5:00pm) within 2-3 days of the procedure to pre-register (MANDITORY HOSPITAL REQUIREMENT).
  • Fill out the GI LAB QUESTIONNAIRE and PATIENT MEDICATION LIST.
  • Do not take PEPTO BISMOL or IRON TABLETS for 7 days (one week) prior to the exam.
  • Do not take any ASPIRIN, PLAVIX or any anti-inflammatory medications, such as MOTRIN, ALEVE, ADVIL or IBUPROFIN for 5 days prior to the procedure.
  • If you take COUMADIN/WARFARIN, contact your Primary Care Physician so he/she can advise you when to stop taking it prior to the test.
  • If you are on INSULIN, contact your Primary Care Physician regarding dosage adjustment.
  • All medications NOT LISTED ABOVE may be taken normally as directed.

THE DAY BEFORE THE PROCEDURE

  • In the morning, prepare one liter of MoviPrep® according to the instructions on the package and refrigerate.
  • You must follow a clear liquid diet the day before the test. It is important to drink at least one glass of a clear liquid EVERY HOUR throughout the day.
YOU MAY HAVE:
  • Apple Juice
  • Cranberry Juice
  • Black Coffee
  • Tea
  • White Grape Juice
  • Chicken or Beef Broth
  • Popsicles®
  • Jell-O® (NOT RED)
  • Gatorade
  • Soda Pop
YOU MAY NOT HAVE:
  • Sherbet
  • Ice Cream
  • Milk or Milk Products
  • Orange Juice
  • Between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m., drink the MOVIPREP® as instructed; one full glass (8 oz.) every 10-15 minutes. Drink each glass quickly rather than drinking small amounts continuously. BE SURE TO DRINK ALL OF THE SOLUTION. Follow with 4 glasses (32 oz. total) of water or other clear liquid.
  • Prepare the second liter of MOVIPREP® and refrigerate.

THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE

At least 6 hours prior to the scheduled procedure time, drink the second liter of MOVIPREP® as directed; one full glass (8 oz.) every 10-15 minutes. Follow with 4 additional 8 oz. glasses of clear liquid.

You may have a clear liquid breakfast before 9:00 a.m. After 9:00 a.m. you may have NOTHING BY MOUTH. (MOVIPREP® excluded).

HOSPITAL REQUIREMENTS

Bring the completed GI LAB QUESTIONNAIRE and PATIENT MEDICATION LIST with you to registration. Report to the hospital approximately 30-45 minutes prior to your appointment time.

You MUST be accompanied by a friend or relative to drive and/or assist you home. Walking, taxi or public transportation is not allowed unless you have another adult with you. This is strict hospital policy and failure to comply will result in cancellation of the procedure. If you are unable to arrange for an adult to accompany you, you may call the hospital at (312) 926-7614 to discuss transportation options. This MUST be coordinated prior to the date of the test.

***If you must cancel or reschedule your appointment, please give 72-HOUR NOTICE to Dr. Ruchim’s office at (312) 503-6000.***

If you have any questions or are experiencing any difficulty with the preparation, contact Dr. Ruchim at (312) 503-6000.

Please contact Northwestern Patient Accounts at (312) 926-3642 if you have any billing or insurance questions.