Southern Gastroenterology Associates logo for printSouthern Gastroenterology Associates, LLC

763 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30046 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2295 Ronald Reagan Parkway, Suite 100, Snellville, GA 30078 • Phone: 678-985-2000

3655 Howell Ferry Rd, Suite 200, Duluth, GA 30096 • Phone: 678-985-2000

2108 Teron Trace, Suite 100, Dacula, GA 30019 • Phone: 678-312-8600

Associates, LLC

Offices in Lawrenceville, Snellville, Duluth, and Dacula/Hamilton Mill.

MiraLAX Split Dose

Two Weeks Before Your Exam

If you are taking Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven), Plavix (clopidigrel) Aspirin, Xarelto, Brilinta, Pradaxa, Eliquis, Effient, Lovenox or other blood thinners, consult with your prescribing physician to discuss the management of these medications at least 2 weeks before your colonoscopy. DO NOT STOP these medications without the consent of your physician.

Five to Seven Days Before Your Exam

Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (i.e. Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, and Aleve) 5-7 days prior to your exam.

Three Days Before Your Exam

Fill your prescription for MiraLAX.

Two Days Before Your Exam

Drink at least 8 glasses of water during the day and stop eating solid foods no later than midnight.

One Day Before Your Exam

No solid food for the entire day.

Clear Liquids only - breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drink at least 8 glasses of water to avoid dehydration.

Clear Liquids
Non-Clear Liquids
Not Allowed
Gatorade, Pedialyte or PowerAde Red or purple items of any kind
Coffee, tea (no milk or non-dairy creamer) Alcohol
Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks Milk or non-dairy creamer
Kool-Aid or other fruit flavored drinks Juice with pulp
Apple juice, white cranberry or white grape juice Hard candy
Jell-O, popsicles Any liquid you cannot see through
Strained chicken, beef or vegetable broth  

At 4:00pm, take ______ Dulcolax laxative pills with water.

At 5:00pm, drink the first half of the Gatorade / MiraLAX solution. Drink one (1) 8 oz. glass every 15 minutes. You may drink it directly through a straw. Continue drinking clear liquids throughout the evening.

Morning of Your Exam

Six hours before your exam, take the second half of the Gatorade / MiraLAX solution. Drink one (1) 8 oz. glass every 15 minutes to make sure you finish within 4 hours prior to your scheduled procedure time.

Four hours before the exam, stop drinking all clear liquids.

Daily Medications: If you take medication for high blood pressure, seizures, asthma, thyroid disease, irregular heart beat or prednisone, you must take your medications BEFORE 5 am.

Nothing by mouth four hours prior to your procedure.

Printable Instructions

You may print these instrutions using the PDF below.

Southern Endoscopy Suite

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

The practice's wholly owned endoscopy center is a newly enlarged, state-of-the-art, nationally accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center. Procedures we perform include:

Meet Our Physicians

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Gastroenterologists are physicians trained in internal medicine who have undergone further training in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system.

Conditions We Treat

Meet the physicians of Southern Gastroenterology Associates

Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the esophagus, stomach, bowel, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. Conditions treated include: