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SOUTH DENVER GASTROENTEROLOGY, P.C.

Colonoscopy & EGD Sutab

SUTAB PREP

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS A WEEK BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE
If you start blood thinner or weight loss medications after scheduling your procedure or have questions,
please call our office at 303-788-8888 or visit www.southdenvergi.com.


ARRANGEMENTS

  • You will be given sedating medication for your procedure. After your procedure, you may NOT drive yourself home. You must be accompanied by an adult friend or family member to drive you home. You may not take a taxi, Uber, Lyft or car service.
  • Failure to arrange a driver will result in cancellation of your procedure.
  • DO NOT drive, work, make any personal or business decisions, or operate any heavy machinery for 24 hours after your procedure because the sedative can make you sleepy and forgetful.
  • AVOID seeds and nuts for 1 week prior to your colonoscopy.


SUPPLIES

  • Pick up your supplies for your colonoscopy 1 week prior of your appointment:
    • Pharmacy:1 SuTab bowel prep kit
      • If you have difficulty taking pills, please call to arrange for an alternative prep: 303-761-8336
    • Grocery Store: 4 chewable tabs of Simethicone or Gas-X tablets (Any Flavor & Any Brand) & Clear Liquids (see list below):

Clear Liquid Diet:
Clear Broth
Clear Juice (apple, lemonade)
Sport drinks (Gatorade, Powerade)
Flavored Drinks (Kool-Aid, MiO)
Hot Drinks (Tea, Coffee)
Jello
Hard Candy

Things to AVOID:
NO Red and Purple liquids
NO Solid Foods
NO Alcohol
NO Pulp in Juice
NO Nectar Drinks
NO Dairy and Nondairy Creamer


MEDICATIONS AND DEVICE

  • Diabetes medications: please contact your prescribing provider’s office for instructions on taking.
  • Blood thinning medications: (Eliquis, Coumadin, Xarelto, Pradaxa, etc.) ensure you have gotten preprocedure instructions 1 week before your procedure. If not, please call the RN line: 303-761-8336.
  • Prescription weight loss medications: (Phentermine) stop this at least 7 days before your procedure.
  • DO NOT STOP heart, blood pressure or regular medications; unless told to do so.
  • DO NOT STOP taking Naltrexone or Contrave.
  • CPAP or Inhalers: FOR HOSPITAL PROCEDURES ONLY, please bring this with you.


PROCEDURE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

**PLEASE DISCARD INSTRUCTIONS INSIDE SUTAB BOX & FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS PAGE**

PREPARING FOR YOUR COLONOSCOPY

ONE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

  • Start a CLEAR LIQUID DIET in the morning
  • ***If your procedure is after 12:00PM tomorrow you may have a light breakfast (eggs, white toast) before 9:00 AM today and then start a clear liquid diet. ***

DOSE 1:
Start at 6:00 PM the Day Prior to Colonoscopy

  1. At 6:00PM prepare 16oz. of water and 12 SuTab
    tablets
  2. Swallow each tablets, one by one, with a sip of
    water, allowing 2-3 minutes between each
    tablet and then finish drinking the remaining
    water in the container. Do not rush taking the
    tablets.
  3. Chew 2 Simethicone/Gas-X tablets.
  4. Between 7:30 and 8:00PM, drink the 2nd- 16 oz.
    container of water over 30 minutes.
  5. Between 8:30 and 9:00PM, drink the 3rd- 16 oz
    of water and drink over 30 minutes.
  6. After drinking all your water, you may drink any
    of the other clear liquids you have chosen
    throughout the evening.

DOSE 2:
6 Hours Prior to Colonoscopy

  1. 6 hours before your procedure:_
    prepare 16oz. of water and 12 SuTab tablets
  2. Swallow each of the 12 tablets, one by one,
    with a sip of water, allowing up to 3 minutes
    between each tablet and then drink all the
    water in the container. Do not rush taking the
    tablets.
  3. Chew 2 Simethicone/Gas-X tablets.
  4. 5 hours before your procedure:_
    Drink your two 16 oz. container of water


DAY OF PROCEDURE:

4 hours before your procedure:

  • STOP drinking all liquids, including water. This is for your safety. Anything after 4 hours can delay or cancel your procedure.
  • No gum, hard candy, chewing tobacco, cigarettes, marijuana, cigars, pipes, ecigarettes, or illicit drugs.

**If you have any heart, blood pressure, anti-seizure medications you may take them with small sips of water when you usually take these medications.**


IMPORTANT:

Following the second dose, your bowel movements should be clear, yellow, or tea colored. If bowel movements aren’t clear, yellow, or tea-colored, or contain any solids, please call the on-call physician:
303-788-8888 to be given further instructions or to discuss if you will need to be rescheduled.


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