SUTAB

*ALL PREPS REQUIRE PURCHASE OF GAS-X TABLETS

SUTAB

  • The day before your colonoscopy, you MAY NOT EAT ANY SOLID FOOD UNTIL AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE IS COMPLETED. You may DRINK ONLY CLEAR LIQUIDS. Clear liquids include:
    • Water, Black coffee/tea without milk or creamer, Gatorade/Powerade, clear fruit drinks without pulp, apple juice, white grape or white cranberry juice, clear chicken and beef broth, popsicles, Italian ice, 7up, ginger ale, cola, and jello.
  • You MAY NOT have anything with RED, PURPLE or NEON colors.
  • NO DAIRY OR ALCOHOL.

SUTAB is a split-dose (2day) regimen: Follow instructions exactly.
First Dose (Day 1 – on day prior to colonoscopy):

  • Pharmacy will supply two bottles of 12 tablets each bottle and plastic container for water.
    1. Open bottle of 12 tablets
    2. Fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line). Swallow each tablet (12) with a sip of water, and drink the entire amount of water over 15-20 minutes.*NOTE: If you experience preparation-related symptoms (for example, nausea, bloating or cramping) pause and slow the rate of drinking the additional water until symptoms diminish.
    3.  Approximately 1 hour after the last table is ingested, fill the provided container again with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line), and drink entire amount over 30 minuets
    4.  Approximately 30 minutes after finishing the second container of water, fill the provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to the fill line), and drink the entire amount over 30 minutes
    5. Take two (2) GAS-X tablets ½ hour after drinking the prep.

Scheduled Arrival Time

Prep Times

Nothing to drink
after this time

6 am – 7 am

12 am – 2 am

2 am

7 am – 8 am

1 am – 3 am

3 am

8 am – 9 am

2 am – 4 am

4 am

9 am – 10 am

3 am – 5 am

5 am

10 am – 11 am

4 am – 6 am

6 am

11 am – 12 noon

5 am – 7 am

7 am

12 pm – 1 pm

6 am – 8 am

8 am

1 pm – 2 pm

7 am – 9 am

9 am

2 pm – 3 pm

8 am – 10 am

10 am

3 pm – 4 pm

9 am – 11am

11 am

4 pm – 5 pm

10 am – 12 noon

12 noon

*Second does (Day 2 – day of the Colonoscopy) of prep begins at prep time that coordinates with your arrival time texted to you by Bradenton Surgery Center. Please see chart above.

  1. Open second bottle of 12 tablets
  2. Fill provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line). Swallow each tablet (12) with a sip of water, and drink the entire amount of water over 15-20 minutes.*NOTE: If you experience preparation-related symptoms (for example, nausea, bloating or cramping) pause and slow the rate of drinking the additional water until symptoms diminish.
  3. Approximately 1 hour after the last table is ingested, fill the provided container again with 16 ounces of water (up to fill line), and drink entire amount over 30 minuets
  4. Approximately 30 minutes after finishing the second container of water, fill the provided container with 16 ounces of water (up to the fill line), and drink the entire amount over 30 minutes*Note: YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL SUTAB Tablets and required water at least 2 hours before Colonoscopy.
  5. STOP DRINKING by the FINISH TIME listed on the chart above. DO NOT DRINK ANY OTHER FLUIDS (including water) until after your colonoscopy is completed.