Dr. Michael W. Goodman & Dr. Matthew E. Bagamery

Fleet® Phospho Soda® Prep For Colonoscopy Procedure

PLEASE NOTE: If your doctor instructed you to use the Fleet PhosphoSoda preparation before your colonoscopy, follow the instructions below. It is very important that you use the specific colonoscopy preparation instructed by your doctor. 

For your procedure, please follow the instructions listed below:

TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

  • Take 10 oz. of Magnesium Citrate at bedtime.

THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

  • Have clear liquids only. That consists of tea, black coffee, Sprite, coke, lemon-lime Crystal Light, popsicles, 7-Up, broth, clear fruit juices (apple, grape), Gatorade and Jello (please, NO red Jello). NO SOLID FOOD! NO milk or milk products.
  • At 7:00 a.m., take 1-1/2 oz. (3 tablespoons) Fleet PhosphoSoda. Follow this with one 8 oz. glass of water or clear juice.
  • Drink lots of clear liquids all day. This is very important.
  • At 6:00 p.m., take 1-1/2 oz. (3 tablespoons) Fleet PhosphoSoda. Continue to drink clear liquids.
  • After midnight, you MUST NOT have anything to eat or drink.

THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE

  • If your stools are not clear in the morning, use one Fleet enema. It is very important that you are clean; otherwise the procedure may need to be rescheduled for another day.
  • If you are on heart or blood pressure medications, please take them as usual with a sip of water.
  • Please do NOT take any medications that contain ASPIRIN or IRON for at least three (3) days before your procedure.
  • You MUST have someone drive you home after your procedure.

Click here for frequently asked questions about the Fleet Phospho Soda prep.

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