Mild Bowel Prep

Your doctor may recommend this bowel preparation for various abdominal or rectal surgeries.  You will need to purchase from your local pharmacy:

  • 2 Ducolax Tablets

  • 1 Bottle Magnesium Citrate

The day before your scheduled surgery, you must drink CLEAR LIQUIDS ONLY.  For Dr. Marx these liquids include water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, popsicles, jello, broth, or clear juices. 

DO NOT DRINK MILK OR ANY
RED OR PURPLE DRINKS

Procedure:

  1. At 12:00 PM (noon) the day before your procedure, take 2 Ducolax tablets with a large glass of water.
  2. At 2:00 PM, drink 1 bottle of Magnesium Citrate.
  3. Drink lots of clear liquids until midnight.
  4. Do not consume anything by mouth after midnight.  The only exception to this is if the doctor has allowed you to take your morning medications with small sips of water.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to call our office.

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2301 Justice Street
Monroe, LA 71201
Ph: 318 398-9709
Fx: 318 398-9711