Barium Enema

Preparation

FIRST DAY

  1. Take light meals or soft diet for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. No fruits, vegetables, and fibers

SECOND DAY

  1. Reconstitute the contents of one PICOPREP sachet in a cup of water approximately 150 ml. Stir two to three minutes. Take the first reconstituted sachet at 8:00 AM followed by at least five 250 ml of bottled water. Take the second reconstituted sachet at 2:00 PM followed by three 250 ml of bottled water
  2. Follow a clear liquid diet: broth (no meat), soft drinks, tea/coffee (no milk or creamer) or clear juices
  3. No fruits, vegetables, fibers, and meat
  4. Fasting after 123 midnight

THIRD DAY

  1. Omit breakfast but you may take your medication, if any
  2. May resume previous diet after the procedure