Preparations for Upper GI and Esophagram:

For an optimal exam, the stomach must be empty. It is important not to eat or drink anything for at least 4 hours before your exam.

Preparations for Barium Enema

 

Day Before Procedure: ADULTS

Breakfast: Clear soup (any broth); strained fruit juices without pulp; flavored jello of any color soft drinks, black coffee or plain tea.
Noon: Clear soup (any broth); strained fruit juices without pulp; flavored jello of any color soft drinks, black coffee or plain tea.
1:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fluid ounce glass of water
2:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
3:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
4:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
Dinner:
5:00 pm Clear soup (any broth); strained fruit juices without pulp; flavored jello of any color soft drinks, black coffee or plain tea.
5:30 pm 10 oz. bottle of Magnesium Citrate Oral Solution
6:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
7:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
7:30 pm Take two (2) 5 mg Dulcolax (Bisacodyl tablets) with an 8 fluid ounce glass of water. DO NOT CHEW TABLETS
8:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water
9:00 pm Drink one (1) full 8 fl. oz glass of water. Do not eat after 9:00pm.

*Day of Procedure – Clear liquids only on the day of your exam. Do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours before your exam.