Lowcountry Medical Group Gastroenterology
Capsule Endoscopy Prep
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Capsule Endoscopy Prep

  1. Stop taking all iron medications seven days prior to your procedure
  2. Eat a light supper the day before the procedure.
  3. Drink one bottle of magnesium citrate after supper.
  4. Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
  5. For males: shave your abdomen six inches above and below the navel.
  6. Arrive at the hospital by 6:30 AM on the day of the procedure. 

Procedural Instructions

Contact the hospital immediately if you have any abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting after ingesting the capsule
  1. After ingesting the capsule do not eat or drink for at least 2 hours.  After 4 hours you may get a light snack.
  2. Stay away from electromagnetic fileds (i.e. MRI, CT, ham radios, etc.)
  3. No strenuous activities, avoid bending and stooping.
  4. Every 15 minutes (after ingesting the capsule) you need to verify that the green light at the top of the recorder is blinking.
  5. Do not remove the belt at anytime during the testing.
  6. Return to hospital 8 hours after ingesting the capsule.