Athens Regional Health System

Fleets Prep Kit Instructions

(48-hour prep)

Two Days Before Exam

8 a.m.: Eat a light meal.

Noon: Eat a light meal.

6 p.m.: Dinner- all clear liquids. Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

One Day Before Exam

8 a.m.: Breakfast - all clear liquids.

9 a.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

10 a.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

11 a.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

Noon: Lunch - all clear liquids.

2 p.m.: Take Fleet Phospho-soda Solution. Follow immediately with at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

3 p.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

4 p.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

5 p.m.: Drink at least 8 ounces clear liquids.

6 p.m.: Dinner all clear liquids.

7 p.m.: Take 4 Fleet Bisacodyl Tablets.

Day of Exam

Do Not Eat Breakfast

One hour before leaving for exam: Use Fleet Bisacodyl Enema.

Diet and Liquid Guidelines

Clear liquid guidelines: You must drink all of the glasses of clear liquids listed in the instructions. You may drink more but not less.

Clear liquids include: Strained fruit juices without pulp (apple, white grape, lemonade), water, clear broth or bouillon, coffee or tea (without milk or non-dairy creamer). You may have any of the following that are not colored red or purple: Gatorade, carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, Kool-Aid (or other fruit flavored drinks), plain Jello (without fruits or toppings) and ice Popsicles.

Light meal includes: Clear soups (fat-free), small portions of skinless chicken or turkey, fish, white bread (no butter), plus any of the clear liquids recommended above.

Do not eat vegetables, fruits, nuts, fats, butter, milk, cheese, beef, pork, lamb, or whole grain cereals.

Directions for Fleet Phospho-Soda Solution, Bisacodyl Tablets and Bisacodyl Enema

Fleet Phospho-soda Buffered Oral Saline Laxative Directions: Pour Fleet Phospho-soda into one-half glass of cold clear liquid and drink. Fleet Phospho-soda usually works within one hour.

Fleet Bisacodyl Tablets Directions: Take all four Fleet Bisacodyl Tablets unless directed otherwise by your doctor. Swallow tablets whole with a full glass of water. Do not chew or dissolve tablets. Tablets taken at bedtime are usually effective the following morning. Do not give tablets to any person who cannot swallow without chewing, unless directed by a doctor. Do not take tablets within 1 hour after taking antacids and/or milk. This product may cause abdominal discomfort, faintness, rectal bleeding, and mild cramps.

Fleet Bisacodyl Enema: Shake bottle before using. Remove protective shield from enema tip. Lie on left side or in knee-chest position. Insert enema tip into rectum pointing toward navel. Squeeze bottle until nearly all of liquid is expelled. Remove tip. Wait 15 minutes before evacuating, even if urge is strong. Enema is usually effective within 5 to 20 minutes.

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