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MiraLAX is a laxative, providing effective and predictable relief for occasional constipation. MiraLAX is clinically proven to relieve occasional constipation and soften stool without causing harsh side effects such as sudden urgency, cramping, bloating, and gas. MiraLAX powder dissolves completely in water or any hot or cold beverage of your choice with no added taste or grit.
How to prepare for your colonoscopy using Miralax
What can I expect?
Five Days before your procedure
Please stop eating corn, nuts, seeds, beans, and any vitamins or supplements with iron.
🎥 Make sure to watch our MiraLAX Preparation Video! It will give you step-by-step instructions on how to properly prep for your upcoming procedure.
The Day before your procedure
You may have clear liquids only.
Between the hours of 8 am-12 pm drink one 10z bottle of magnesium citrate
DO NOT HAVE ANY FOOD, CREAM, OR MILK PRODUCTS.
🚫 NO candy or gum, as well as refrain from smoking, vaping, and using any tobacco products, illicit drugs, or cannabis, including medical cannabis.
If you consume any of these after midnight, it will result in having to reschedule your exam.
* Remember it is important to drink plenty of clear liquids before and during the colon prep process to properly prepare for your exam.
The Night Before your procedure
At 4 pm, take 4 Dulcolax laxative tablets (purchased over the counter)
At 5 pm, pour the entire bottle of Miralax into 2 quarts of Gatorade or crystal light. Stir it until it is dissolved and put it in the refrigerator.
At 6 pm, take one antinausea pill
Then drink ½ of the Miralax solution within 1 hour, place the remainder back into the refrigerator overnight.
After you finish the first 1/2, you may maintain clear liquids until midnight as tolerated
The Morning of your procedure
At the time you were given by our staff, drink the rest of the Miralax within an hour.
Once you finished, it is nothing to eat or drink until after your procedure.
Please be aware that for your safety, Southwestern Endoscopy Center has a Ride Home Policy. It is imperative that you are aware of and understand this policy prior to your procedure.
Patients should be accompanied home by a responsible adult known to the patient 16 or older.
Acceptable alternatives when the patient has no responsible adult available to drive them home are as follows:
Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation F.A.C.T https://www.factbus.com/schedules.htm
Green County Transportation https://www.co.greene.pa.us/department-transportation-services
If you don’t have a driver we will cancel your procedure.
Bring insurance card and photo ID 📇
Please wear a mask upon entry to the facility 😷
Plan to be here for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours 🕜
Southwestern Endoscopy Center
302 Spring Creek Lane
Uniontown, PA 15401
Phone: (724) 439-8906
Mon - Fri: 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Mon - Fri: 6:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.