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SOUTH DENVER GASTROENTEROLOGY, P.C.

Patient Prep Instructions for Capsule Endoscopy with Capsocam

CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY WITH CAPSOCAM INSTRUCTIONS

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
If you have questions, please call our office @ 303 788 8888
or visit www.southdenvergas.com.


7 days prior to your procedures purchase the following prep medications:

  • Buy One bottle of MiraLax (at least 153 grams- you will most likely have extra)
  • Mylicon Drops- smallest bottle possible – you will need 1.2 ml total


Day Before Capsule Endoscopy:

  • Breakfast– eat a normal breakfast
  • Lunch– eat a light lunch before 1:00 PM
  • CLEAR LIQUID DIET FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY/NIGHT (nothing colored red or purple to drink)
  • At 7:00 PM– Mix seven (7) capfuls of MiraLax (119 grams) with 32 oz. of water or Gatorade (NO RED/PURPLE) and drink all contents
  • At 9:30 PM– Take 0.6 mL of Mylicon drops with 8 oz of water
  • At 10:00 PMNOTHING TO DRINK FROM THIS POINT ON (small sips of water with medications allowed)


Day of Capsule Endoscopy:

  • Hold all medications until 2 hours after capsule ingestion
  • 2 hours prior to capsule ingestion time, mix 1 capful (17 Grams) of MiraLax with 8 oz. glass of water or Gatorade (NO RED/PURPLE) – drink all the contents


After Swallowing the Caposcam Plus Capsule Ingestion:

  • Resume clear liquids 2 hours after swallowing the capsule. You may take your medications at this time.
  • Take 1 capful (17 Grams) of MiraLax with 8 oz. of water or Gatorade (NO RED/PURPLE)
  • Enjoy a light lunch and please document what you eat
  • Eat a normal dinner


**FINAL STEPS – FOLLOW RETRIEVAL INSTRUCTIONS**

Final Steps

Each Capsocam kit has retrieval instructions in the box. At the time of ingestion you will be provided a FedEx return envelope and shipping label.

Please watch Capsocam retrieval video:

For the Pillcam, you will need to return to the clinic by the end of the day.