X-ray: Lower GI Preparation

Preparation for a Lower GI (Barium Enema):

Your physician MUST recommend either a ONE-DAY or TWO DAY Preparation.

ONE-DAY PREPARATION (You will need to purchase 1 bottle of PMS Phosphate from your pharmacy):
  1. At 7am on the day prior to your procedure, ½ of a 45 ml bottle (22.5 ml total) of PMS Phosphate mixed with ½ glass of water. Follow this immediately with 3 glasses of water.
  2. Stay on clear fluids ONLY for the entire day. You may drink as much clear fluid as you wish. Clear fluid is any fluid you can see through (tea, coffee, water, clear juices with no pulp, bouillon, popsicles, jell-o). You CAN NOT have milk or cream.
  3. At 7pm on the day prior to your procedure, take the second half of the 45 ml bottle of PMS Phosphate (22.5 ml total) mixed with ½ glass of water.
  4. You may have a CLEAR FLUID breakfast on the morning of your procedure.
TWO-DAY PREPARATION (You will need to purchase two 100ml bottles of Senokot Liquid from your pharmacy):
  1. TWO DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE: At 10am take 35ml of Senokot Liquid. At 2pm take 35 ml of Senokot Liquid. You may eat normally on this day.
  2. DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE: At 10 am take 35 ml of Senokot Liquid. At 2 pm, take 35 ml of Senokot Liquid. Stay on clear fluids for the entire day. Clear fluid is any fluid you can see through (tea, coffee, water, clear juices with no pulp, bouillon, popsicles, jell-o).
  3. You may have a CLEAR FLUID breakfast on the morning of your procedure.