CLENPIQ

CLENPIQ

To ensure a successful exam, please follow all instructions carefully. Please bring a list of all your current medications, including any over-the-counter medications with you.
If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call +1 (203) 237-2477 .

ONE WEEK BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Please notify our nursing staff if you have had any major health or medication changes since scheduling your procedure. This could affect your preparation instructions.
  • Arrange for a licensed adult driver to take you home. By law, you may not drive for the rest of the day after your procedure. Public transportation is allowed with an adult escort.
  • Pick up the prescribed bowel preparation kit at your pharmacy. We recommend that you call your pharmacy prior to picking up the prep to ensure they have the prescription.
  • Prepare for a clear liquid diet. Purchase clear pulp-free juices (apple, white grape, white cranberry), sports drinks, broth, popsicles, hard candy, coffee and tea without milk or cream—No Red or Purple Liquids.
  • Medications
    • If you take any Aspirin or blood thinners, i.e. Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, etc., please call our  staff if you have not received special instructions.
    • May continue to take regular medications, unless instructed by provider or staff.
    • Avoid NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Meloxicam, etc).
    • Continue Tylenol if needed.
  • Stop Taking
    • Iron pills or vitamins with iron
    • Fish Oil
  • Stop Eating
    • Seeds, nuts, tomatoes, berries, breads with seeds or nuts.

ONE DAY BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Start clear liquid diet. No solid foods, red or purple liquids, chewing gum, and alcohol.
  • 6:00 PM The Day Before Your Procedure:
    1. Drink the first bottle of Clenpiq.
    2. Drink five (5) 8 ounce glasses of clear liquids before 10pm. (total of 40 oz. of liquid).
    3. You may continue to drink clear liquids until midnight.
    4. Use the dosing cup to measure your clear liquid and fill to top line (8 oz mark).

  • DO NOT drink other liquids while drinking bowel prep solution. You may resume clear liquids once bottle is empty.
  • DO NOT  lie down between drinks—It may cause nausea and bloating.
  • Bowel movements usually occur within 1-2 hours of starting prep. It is recommended to stay near a restroom at this point.
  • Nausea is common while drinking prep. If this occurs, stop drinking for 30 minutes before restarting. Walking around may help relieve nausea.
  • Once all the prep is consumed, drink 16 oz. of clear liquid.
  • Patients that are Diabetic
    • Evening Dose Only: Take ½ the dose of your diabetic medication(s) the day before your procedure.
    • No dose the day of the procedure.

DAY OF COLONOSCOPY

  • Continue clear liquid diet–No Solid Food.
  • May take blood pressure, heart, or seizure medication the morning of the test. Hold all other medication. Be sure to take medication two hours prior to test.
  • Mix the second dose:
    • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container
    • Add lukewarm water to the top line of the container. Mix to dissolve. *If preferred, mix solution ahead of time and refrigerate prior to drinking.
  • Drink the second dose five (5) hours prior to arrival time:
    • Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark (approximately 8 oz.) until the full liter is consumed.
    • Once all the prep is consumed, drink 16 oz. of clear liquid
  • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK FOUR HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TIME. NO CHEWING GUM.
  • Wear comfortable clothes; two-piece outfit is preferable.
  • Leave valuables such as jewelry at home
  • Arrive on time at the designated location with completed paperwork, photo ID, and insurance card.
  • You must have a responsible adult drive you home. We recommend that he/she stay in the waiting room during the duration of your stay; which is approximately 90 minutes.