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Fluoroscopy Procedure Preparation

UGI and/or Small Bowel Series

  1. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight or 8 hours before exam.
  2. Do not smoke or chew gum 8 hours before exam.


  1. Please consult your physician if you have kidney liver or heart disease to be sure this preparation is safe for you.
  2. Take any medication that you normally do with a small amount of water unless directed differently by your physician.

Day 1

  • Clear liquids only, drink at least 8 glasses of water.
  • Take one ounce of Milk of Magnesia.

Day 2 - Same as day 1

  • 8 p.m. - drink 10 ounces of magnesium citrate.
  • 12 midnight - take 3 Dulcolax with one glass of water.
  • 7 a.m. day of exam - take one Dulcolax suppository.