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Bowel Preparation Instructions

  1. Stop taking aspirin at least one week before your surgery.
  2. Start the preparation the day before your scheduled surgery by having a clear liquid breakfast.
  3. Begin HalfLytely Bowel Prep at 7:00 AM the day before your surgery.
  4. Continue throughout the day with clear liquids only. Clear liquids are juices that are translucent, such as apple, Gatorade, Jell-O, broth and water. Do not drink coffee. Drink a lot of clear liquids all through the day.
  5. Take the antibiotic medicines at your prescribed times.
  6. Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your surgery.
  7. Consult with your surgeon about taking your usual medications the day before and the morning of surgery.
  8. Fleet Enema two times the day before your surgery.

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