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Colon (Barium Enema) Preparation
It is necessary to clean the large bowel thoroughly. You will need to purchase the following from your local pharmacy: The Day Before The X-Ray
  1. Eat a regular breakfast
  2. At lunch and for the rest of the day, you must remain on a diet of clear fluids, such as: beef consomme soup, chicken broth, Freshie, pulp-free juices, Jell-O, Ovaltine (made with water), pop, Popsicles, tea, coffee (sugar is allowed, NO MILK)
  3. After lunch take 3 tablets of Dulcolax. This laxative will work in 4-12 hours.
  4. Remain on clear fluids (as much as you desire) for the rest of the day.
  5. At 4:00 pm, start to drink the Klean-Prep™ solution. Disolve the contents of one sachet in 1000ml (1 litre) of lukewarm water. Drink 250ml of this solution every 10 minutes. Continue drinking 250ml of reconstituted solution until all four sachets have been mixed and consumed. (You must drink all the Klean-Prep™ within 2-3 hours).
  6. About one hour after you begin to drink the Klean-Prep™ you will start to experience a diarrhea-type of bowel movement.
  7. Remember: Have clear fluids only for supper, and you may drink clear fluids only until bedtime.
The Day of the Examination
  1. Have nothing to eat or drink until after the X-Ray examination
  2. Report to the clinic at the assigned place and time.
  3. Please remember to bring your health card to your appointment
Burlington Ultrasound and Radiology
Suites 2 & 3, 760 Brant Street
Phone: (905) 637-7606
Fairview Ultrasound and Radiology
Suite 108, 2200 Fairview Street
Phone: (905) 333-6700