Paperwork – Springvale Endoscopy Centre



  • Stop Iron tablets and fish oil tablets 7 days prior to your Colonoscopy
  • Stop eating high grains and foods with seeds for 5 days prior to your procedure (e.g. tomatoes, oats, nuts, corns, muesli).
  • The Colon must be completely clean for the examination to be successful. Inadequate cleaning of the bowel may result in the procedure having to be repeated, so please follow the instructions carefully.
  • you may also experience intermittent abdominal cramps.
  • We recommend the use of PREPKITC to prepare the bowel for colonoscopy. You can purchase this over the counter at the pharmacy or at the center. The kit contains 2 PICOPREP Sachets and 1 GLYC0-PREPC Sachet.

Approved clear fluids include:

Water, black tea, black Coffee, Strained fruit juices without the pulp (apple or pear juice), Clear Soups such as broth and bonox, clear jelly (lemon, lime or Orange), Cordial (lemon, lime or Orange), Carbonated soft drinks (lemonade, lemon Squash, ginger ale, mineral water) No milk and colored liquids.

Drink at least 3 liters of approved clear fluids the day before procedure.



  • Stop antacids like Mylanta and Gaviscon for 24 hours prior to your procedure.
  • Stop Nexium, Somac, Pariet, LOSec and Zoton 24 hours prior to your procedure.
  • DO NOT eat or drink 6 hours prior to your procedure.
  • You may take your normal medications EXCEPT diabetic medication prior to fasting.
  • No Candy, no chewing gum and no Smoking On the day.