Richard Benny -Colonoscopy Prep
DAY 1-3 LOW FIBRE DIET:
CHOOSE: Plain white bread + muffins + bread rolls/Crumpets/Plain
Croissants/Semolina/Cornflakes/Rice Bubbles/Plain Cakes + Biscuits/Plain Pancakes +
Pikelets/White Rice/White Pasta/Couscous/Polenta/Pita Bread/Bagels.
AVOID: wholemeal & multigrain bread/wholegrain cereals - Bran + weetbix/Cakes & biscuits
containing nuts + dried fruit/Brown rice + pasta/Unprocessed bran/Rolled
oats/Porridge/Museli/Brown crumpets/Muffins with fruit/Wholemeal flour + oatmeal.
CHOOSE: Potato & Pumpkin without skin/squash/avocado/mushrooms/ripe banana/apple &
Peach with no skin/pears/rockmelon/watermelon/canned peaches + apricots + apple + pear.
AVOID: All other fruit and vegetables, including salad vegetables.
Meat & Other Protein Foods:
AVOID: Baked Beans/Casseroles/Lentils/Legumes/Rissoles/Stirfry Meals/Nuts/Seeds/Pizza
CHOOSE: Water/Tea/Coffee/Plain Milk/Cordial/Clear Soups/Milo/Strained Fruit
AVOID: Unstrained fruit juices/red & green coloured drinks
CHOOSE: Plain Lollies/Clear Jellies (not red)/Chocolate/Jelly strained jams/Honey/Vegemite
AVOID: Jams with skins & seeds/Peanut paste + butter/Dried fruits + nuts/Marmalade
THE DAY BEFORE YOUR EXAMINATION
As soon as you wake up the day prior to your procedure no solid foods or milk products are
allowed. Drink only Approved Clear Fluids see list below.
Approved Clear Fluids:
Clear salty fluids (e.g.: strained chicken noodle soup, clear broth/bonox/stock cubes). Clear
fruit juice (apple/lemon)
Plain jelly (yellow or orange)
Black tea or coffee (no milk)
Sports drinks (yellow or orange), Gastrolyte, cordials (lemon/orange).
No red/purple/blue/green food colourings.
Barley sugar may also be sucked if required.
Preparation of Picosalax Solution
Dissolve the contents of one sachet of Picosalax in one full glass (approximately 250mls) of
warm water. This may be chilled prior to use if you prefer.
1. At approximately 1pm drink one sachet of Picosalax.
2. At approximately 5pm, repeat the above.
3. At approximately 9pm, repeat the above.
Continue drinking Approved Clear Fluids until 6 hours prior to your admission time.
You may have water until 3 hours prior to admission.
Then NIL BY MOUTH.
Diabetics - Should contact your General Practitioner/Diabetic Educator for
Medication/Insulin dosage adjustments.
Sodium Picosulphate - Gastrointestinal Lavage Preparation
PICOSALAX: Each sachet contains Sodium Pciosulphate 10mg, Magnesium Oxide 3.5g, Citric acid 12g,
Potassium Bicarbonate 500mg, Saccharin sodium 60mg, Orange Flavour 60mg.
For Further information refer to NPS Medicine Wise