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Cleansing w. PICOLAX before colonoscopy

In General

It is important throughout the cleansing process, to drink plenty of liquids to avoid getting dehydrated.

Clear liquids means:

  • Water
  • Clear soup
  • Bouillon
  • Lemonade
  • Soft drinks
  • Apple juice
  • Black coffee (can be with sugar)
  • Tea (can be with sugar)
  • Beer

The day before examination

7 and 8 AM: Eat your regular breakfast + min. ¼ liters of clear liquid.

9 AM: Consume first letter PICOLAX dissolved in a glass of minimum 120 ml. ice cold water or apple juice. Immediately after drink minimum ¼ liter of clear fluid.

During the day drink minimum 1 liter of clear fluids.

5 PM: Consume second letter PICOLAX dissolved in a glass of minimum 120 ml ice cold water or apple juice. Immediately after drink minimum ¼ liter of clear fluid.

During the day / evening drink minimum 1 liter of clear fluids.

The day of examination

Fluid intake after midnight may cause additional restroom visits and lack of sleep. In the morning you may drink clear liquids again.

NB: Regardless of what is mentioned on the leaflet in the PICOLAX package, you should follow these instructions to achieve the best result.