PLENVU Prep Instructions

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General Procedure Information

Please read these instructions two weeks before

Arrange to have a driver come with you and remain in the waiting area during your test. You may not take a taxi. Your driver must drive you home.

Laxative Prep Method

*Follow these instructions. Do NOT follow instruction on or inside the box of your prep kit.

For PLENVU Prep Split Dose you will need to purchase:

  1. PLENVU- Prep Kit (prescription required)
  2. Clear liquid beverages/products (NO Red or Purple)

General Instructions

2 weeks before procedure

  • Stop taking all herbal products.

1 week before procedure

  • Stop taking aspirin, NSAIDS and any products containing aspirin such as Aleve, Ibuprofen, etc. You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen).
  • Stop taking blood thinners 3, 4, or 5 days prior to procedure or as approved by your prescribing physician.
  • Stop multi-vitamins, Vitamin E, Iron, Fish oil supplements, nuts and seeds.

Days before your procedure

  • Purchase supplies listed above.
  • Read through these directions.
  • Expect call from anesthesia department to discuss your medical history.

*If you have Diabetes, read and follow the special instructions for patients with Diabetes

Questions?
Please see frequently asked questions first. If you still have questions, please call 770-719-3240

 

Day Before Procedure

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • You may only have CLEAR LIQUIDS the entire day before your procedure.
  • NO SOLID FOODS should be eaten on this day.
  • Examples of CLEAR LIQUIDS: strained fruit juices (apple, white grape, white cranberry), Limeade, Lemonade, Coffee/Tea (No Creamer including non-diary creamers), clear broth or bouillon, gelatin desserts without added fruit or whipped topping.
  • AVOID RED and PURPLE liquids, including food dye.
  • AVOID MILK and ALCOHOLIC beverages.

LAXATIVE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  • 5 pm:  Use the mixing container to mix contents of the Dose 1 pouch with at least 16 oz of water by shaking or using a spoon until it is completely dissolved. This may take up to 2 to 3 minutes. Take your time – slowly finish the dose within 30 minutes. Drink ALL of the solution.
  • Refill the container with at least 16 oz of clear liquid. Again, take your time and slowly finish all of it within 30 minutes.
  • Continue to drink clear liquids until bedtime.
  • *The more hydrated you are, the better the prep results.

Day of Procedure

LAXATIVE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  • 6 hours before leaving for the procedure: Use the mixing container to mix the contents of Dose 2 (Pouch A and Pouch B) with at least 16 oz of water by shaking or using a spoon until it is completely dissolved. This may take up to 2 to 3 minutes. Take your time – slowly finish the dose within 30 minutes. Drink ALL of the solution.
  • Immediately refill the container with at least 16 oz of clear liquid. Again, take your time and slowly finish all of it within 30 minutes.
  • Put nothing else in your mouth except a small sip of water with your heart, blood pressure or seizure medication.
  • You must have NOTHING in your mouth 4 hours prior to your procedure. This means NO water, ice chips, gum, candy, cough drops, etc.

**Any contents in your stomach could come up, getting into your lungs while under anesthesia.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • You may brush your teeth and gargle prior to your test.
  • DO NOT wear body LOTION or body JEWELRY. Please remove all piercings (tongue, cheek, nose, etc) prior to your arrival.
  • You MUST have a driver who remains on the hospital campus while your procedure is being performed.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may cause your procedure to be delayed or cancelled.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.