For use in cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults.
Directions for Use:
Use only under the directions of a healthcare professional. No solid food or milk (clear liquids only) should be taken on the day of the preparation. No antacids should be taken within one hour of taking the bisacodyl tablets. Your physician will tell you what time of the day to start your treatment.
Step 1: Take the 3 bisacodyl tablets (total of 15 mg) with water. Do not chew or crush the tablets.
Step 2: Prepare the PEG/Electrolyte solution as follows:
- Dissolve the entire contents of one sachet in 1L (32 ounces) of water and mix rapidly until a clear solution forms.
- No additional ingredients, e.g. flavouring, should be added to the solution.
- Refrigerate the solution as chilling improves the taste.
- Use the solution within 48 hours of mixing and discard unused portion.
Step 3: Wait for a bowel movement. Don’t worry if no bowel movement occurs within 6 hours of taking the Bisacodyl tablets. After 6 hours (with or without a bowel movement), begin to drink the solution as follows:
Rapidly drink a glassful (240 mL) of PEG/Electrolyte solution every 10 minutes until the 1L solution is finished. Repeat Step 2 with the other PEG/Electrolyte powder sachet, drinking 240 mL of solution every 10 minutes or as directed by a physician. Make sure to drink all of the solution. You will begin to have a watery bowel movement within 1 hour and continue to have loose bowel movements for 1 to 2 hours after finishing the solution. Lavage is complete when fecal discharge is clear.