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can i take colace instead of dulcolax before a colonoscopy

A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Colace is merely a stool softener. A strong laxative is needed to clean out the colon as an inadequate preparation makes for an indeterminate colon vi ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Depends: Dulcolax and Senekot are propulsant laxatives that cause muscle activity to ‘squeeze’ stools toward the anus, while miralax draws water into the bowel ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: Take the prep as ordered by the gastroenterologist. Do not substitute.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
No not too much: It is part of a colonoscopy prep but make sure that they want you to have either or dulcolax and mg citrate they usually order either or not both and ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Planned colonoscopy: It is best if you call the doctor's office and tell them your situation as they are the ones doing the colonoscopy. Do not be shy, it is your health a ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Colon prep: The bottom line in colon prep is to empty the colon to have a clean colon to visualize during the scope. If your Gastroenterologist given you the inst ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: I assume that your colonoscopy was unrevealing. It is not unusual to go a few days without a bowel movement after getting thoroughly cleaned out for a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Add osmotic: Add a small dose of an osmotic agent such as polyethylene glycol, lactulose, or magnesium. Goal is 1 soft bm/day.
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More
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