Colonoscopy Instructions

For the colonoscopy to be thorough and safe, your bowel must be completely empty. Therefore, to prepare for the procedure, you must follow the dietary instructions and take the laxative (Pico-Salax or Klean Prep) as explained in the instructions that will be provided along with your appointment date. You will need to pick up the laxative at your local pharmacy.

You will need to use one of the two preparations below. You will be told which one to use by our clinic. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.

1. Using Pico-Salax
2. Using Klean-Prep

You will not be allowed to drive after the procedure till the next morning , as you will be given sedation for a comfortable procedure. Please have someone pick you up or if you choose to go by taxi or public transit , you must be accompanied by someone. The fee for the examination is paid for by OHIP. If you have any questions, please ask us.

For background information on colonoscopies, visit Colonoscopy page.