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A clear diet was ordered for the patient that day, and until a subsequent order was placed regarding the food permitted the patient the clear liquid diet was to remain in place.
There is no universally standardized method of bowel preparation, but patients typically go on a clear liquid diet on the day prior to capsule endoscopy, are advised to fast for 8-12 hours before the procedure, and are given simethicone for excess gas in the GI tract.
If diarrhea is severe, request a clear liquid diet, give liquids at room temperature and advance amounts as tolerated.