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Can I take cold medicine just before a colonoscopy

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) with the clear flavored gatorade. It may make it easier for you. Usually, each dose of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol)... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
General Surgery 30 years experience
Generally, no: Anti-diarrheal medication is generally not recommended after colonoscopy. Discuss with your doctor if you continue to have loose stools for >72hrs... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: The effects of the sedation and analgesia should wear off within 2 to 4 hours.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Colon and Rectal Surgery 20 years experience
No: Use Propofol not Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) versed or fentanyl for better recovery.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
In this instance I would want clearance from the anesthesiologist as there is always a concern for the very dangerous serotonin syndrome when SSSR's l... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine 45 years experience
Yes however..: It is safe to use a Maxalt (rizatriptan) for a serious migraine but be advised you may be more lightheaded than normal because of the suprep. If you n... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
I would suggest you : Notify your GI doctor as he will probably want to reschedule the colonoscopy. If it is elective, than there is no reason to take a chance if you have ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
No problem: While Valtrex (valacyclovir) is efficaciaous in treating sores in the mouth it also causes some GI complaints. Since you are taking a bowel prep to ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Less than 1/2 hour: Most diagnostic colonoscopies take anywhere from 15 - 20 minutes. More time is spent in the pre- and post-procedure period.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
General Surgery 27 years experience
Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy prep is becoming more popular for colonoscopy. It is performed only in some places, but if you google it you can find one near you. Bas... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
Best to postpone : Although in most cases it would be ok, if you are having the colonoscopy done for screening purposes and you have enough lead time to reschedule it, i... Read More

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