How to Take Prepopik

PREPOPIK Instructions

Read the instructions below or watch the video

PREPOPIK offers two dosing options, Split-Dose (preferred method) and Day-Before. Your healthcare provider will determine which one is right for you. Begin a clear liquid diet (no solid food) the day before your colonoscopy-and remember to stay hydrated!

Split-Dose
Day-Before
Medicate

FOR EACH PACKET TAKEN SEPARATELY:

1 FILL
the dosing cup with cold water up to the lower line    (5 oz)

2 POUR
in the contents of 1 packet

3 STIR
for 2-3 minutes until powder is dissolved

4 DRINK
it ALL

Hydrate

REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF CLEAR LIQUIDS TO STAY HYDRATED

DRINK clear liquids

  • Water
  • Clear broth
  • Apple juice
  • Ginger ale
  • White cranberry juice
  • Plain gelatin
    (NO red or purple)
  • Frozen juice bars
    (NO red or purple)
  • White grape juice

DON’T drink anything you can’t see through

  • NO red or purple liquids
  • NO alcohol
  • NO milk or dairy
Medicate | Packet 1
2-3 mins

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Night before (Between 5-9 PM)

Hydrate | After Packet 1
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DRINK 5 8-oz (upper line) cups of clear liquid over the next 5 hours

Medicate | Packet 2
2-3 mins

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Morning of (5 hours before)

Hydrate | after Packet 2
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DRINK AT LEAST 3 8-oz cups of clear liquid . You may continue hydrating up to 2 hours before your colonoscopy

Medicate

FOR EACH PACKET TAKEN SEPARATELY:

1 FILL
the dosing cup with cold water up to the lower line    (5 oz)

2 POUR
in the contents of 1 packet

3 STIR
for 2-3 minutes until powder is dissolved

4 DRINK
it ALL

Hydrate

REMEMBER TO DRINK PLENTY OF CLEAR LIQUIDS TO STAY HYDRATED

DRINK clear liquids

  • Water
  • Clear broth
  • Apple juice
  • Ginger ale
  • White cranberry juice
  • Plain gelatin
    (NO red or purple)
  • Frozen juice bars
    (NO red or purple)
  • White grape juice

DON’T drink anything you can’t see through

  • NO red or purple liquids
  • NO alcohol
  • NO milk or dairy
Medicate | Packet 1
2-3 mins

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Afternoon before (Between 4-6 PM)

Hydrate | After Packet 1
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DRINK 5 8-oz (upper line) cups of clear liquid over next  5 hours

Medicate | Packet 2
2-3 mins

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Night before (Between 10PM-12AM)

Hydrate | After Packet 2
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DRINK 3 8-oz cups of clear liquid or more, as recommended by your doctor. You may continue hydrating up to 2 hours before your colonoscopy

Colonoscopy Checklist

Your healthcare team will tend to you during your colonoscopy, but here are some things to think about before and after for a better colonoscopy experience:

Leading up

1-2 weeks before

  • Take off work for the day of your colonoscopy
  • Arrange for a friend or family member to take you to and from your procedure
  • Fill your colonoscopy prep prescription
    – While you’re at the pharmacy, stock up to essentials (toilet paper, wet wipes, clear liquids, magazines, crossword puzzles, etc)
  • Download some movies, TV shows, books, games, and apps to stay occupied during your prep
  • Make sure you understand all of your colonoscopy prep, particularly when to start and finish and what you can and can’t eat or drink
    – Call your healthcare provider if you have any questions
  • Remember to talk to your healthcare provider about any prescription or non-prescription medications, and any vitamins or herbal supplements you are taking
  • Start hydrating early (even days) before you prep. Prepping removes a lot of fluid from the body and it needs to be replaced

During your prep

    • Wear pants that are easy to take off and put on repeatedly
    • Stay near a bathroom–you’ll be spending a lot of time in there
    • Use wet wipes instead of toilet paper–you’ll be glad you did
    • Keep your choice of approved clear liquids handy and drink them to stay hydrated
    • Make sure you follow instructions and finish the prep properly to increase the likelihood of a successful prep
      – If your prep is not successful, your healthcare provider may not to be able to see your colon clearly and may ask you to reschedule, causing you to repeat the prep process and procedure all over again

After your colonoscopy

  • Plan on resting for the remainder of the day–finish that book or TV series
  • Don’t drive or operate any machinery until you’re well rested
  • Ease back into eating
    – You might feel very hungry, but start with a light meal and gradually return to your normal diet

Indication and Important Safety Information

PREPOPIK is a prescription medicine used by adults to clean the colon before a colonoscopy. PREPOPIK cleans your colon by causing you to have diarrhea. Cleaning your colon helps your healthcare provider see the inside of your colon more clearly during your colonoscopy.

  • Do not take PREPOPIK if your healthcare provider has told you that you have serious kidney problems, a blockage in your intestine (bowel obstruction), an opening in the wall of your stomach or intestines (bowel perforation), a very dilated intestine (toxic megacolon), problems with the emptying of food and fluid from your stomach (gastric retention), or an allergy to any of the ingredients in PREPOPIK
  • Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of a loss of too much body fluid (dehydration) while taking PREPOPIK: vomiting that prevents you from keeping down the additional prescribed amounts of clear liquids that you must drink after taking PREPOPIK, dizziness, urinating less often than normal, or headache
  • PREPOPIK and other bowel preparations can cause serious side effects, including serious loss of body fluid (dehydration) and changes in blood salts (electrolytes) in your blood. These changes can cause abnormal heartbeats that can cause death, seizures (this can happen even if you have never had a seizure), or kidney problems. Your chance of having fluid loss and changes in blood salts with PREPOPIK is higher if you have heart problems, have kidney problems, or take water pills or non-steroidal     anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS). The most common side effects of PREPOPIK include nausea, headache, and vomiting

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Please see Full Prescribing Information.