How should I get prepared for my first Colonoscopy?

I’m having my first colonoscopy and I’m just not sure about the instructions I was given and the clinic I’m going to. I was told to get magnesium citrate and take it two days before the procedure. However, I was informed it’s not on the market any longer and I was told to get powdered Miralax and to fill 3 caps with 24oz of water. Is this correct? I’m also supposed to start a clear liquid diet two┬ádays before. Is two plus days without any food ok? What if I get really weak?

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I would suggest you call your GI doctor. Every doctor gives different instructions.

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