New Address - Moonee Ponds

Dr Paul Froomes now consults from his new rooms at:

Suite 4, Level 1
8 Eddy Street
Moonee Ponds

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For All Bookings & Appointments:

Ph: 9331 3122 

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Colonoscopy Information and Preparation Instructions

The success of your examination depends on the Bowel being as clear as possible, otherwise the examination may need to be postponed and the preparation process repeated.
  • Stop taking Iron tablets 3 days prior to your procedure. Continue with your regular medications and check with your doctor if you are taking Warfarin, Aspirin or Diabetic medication. (Please bring all your current medications with you to the hospital).
  • Do not smoke for 1 day prior to your procedure - It would be preferable that you stop smoking for 1 week.

One Day Before Examination

PRIOR TO 8.00am - Normal Breakfast (NO dairy products). After breakfast, NO SOLID FOODS until after your procedure.

Drink only the approved clear liquids all day and drink 1 glass of approved liquid each hour until bedtime.

Approved Clear Liquids


Water, clear fruit juices, jellies (no red or purple colours), black tea and coffee (no milk), Bonox, Lucozade, clear strained soups, broth, cordial - lemon or lime, sports drinks and barley sugar.

  • 5.00 pm FIRST DOSE
    Mix the entire contents of 1 sachet of PICOPREP in a glass of water and stir until dissolved. Drink mixture slowly but completely. This should be followed by at least 1 glass of water or approved clear liquids.
  • 6.00 pm SECOND DOSE
    Mix up the Glyco-Prep C in 1 litre of cold water. You should try and drink a glass of the preparation about every 15 minutes. Total intake time should be approximately 1 hour. If you start to feel nauseated whilst drinking the preparation, slow down the rate of intake.
  • 7.00 pm THIRD DOSE
    Mix the entire contents of 1 sachet of PICOPREP in a glass of water and stir until dissolved. Drink mixture slowly but completely. This should be followed by at least 1 glass of water or approved clear liquids.

Day of Examination

  • No food or drink to be taken from 12.00 midnight prior to your visit.
  • Diabetics should only take half of their morning Insulin or tablets with just a sip of fluid.
  • You will need to arrange for someone to take you home, you will not be allowed to leave unescorted.

Colonoscopy Preparation Kit

You will need to purchase a Colonoscopy Preparation Kit from your local Chemist.

This kit should contain the following sachets:

  • 2 x 15.5 gm PICOPREP sachets
  • 1 x 70 gm GLYCOPREP "C" sachet


If you have any questions, please give Rebecca or Jan a call at Dr Paul Froomes Rooms on 9331 3122.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 20 February 2008 )
 
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