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can you take ibuprofen before a colonoscopy

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Morris
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Check with GI: If you take it for pain control for another reason then it will not be a problem. Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen and Na ... Read More
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Dr. Kristel Hunt
22 years experience Hepatology
Constipation: opioids can make you constipated - possibly messing with your prep the day before and not getting you cleaned out enough. shouldn't happen from one p ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Acetaminophen: Acetaminophen (Tylenol) would be safer. Do not drink alcohol. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and m ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Tell the doctor: If she is a chronic ibuprofen user, it can cause her to ooze or bleed more & make the procedure uncomfortable. The doctor wants the cleanest view ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
It depends: If you are going to have a colonoscopy that does not require a polyp removal or biopsy to be taken then you are ok otherwise this medication that you ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Right away.: Colonoscopy does not preclude taking low doses of meds unless your surgeon is concerned about bleeding from a biopsy site. Please check with them.
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A male asked:
Dr. Parthiban Munnainathan
7 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hi, Thank you for your question. You are still cleared for the colonoscopy. Good luck with the prep. Contact me if you have any other questions :-) ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Agazanof
10 years experience Pharmacology
Depends : how long before ? You might bleed a little. Make sure you tell your physician that before the procedure.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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AskTheTestingDoctor: As a general principle for any tests like that, you should not take any medications unless they are absolutely necessary (for example, a shot of Scotc ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Generally speaking, for adults, 800 mg every 6-8 hours is the max dosing. But smaller adults may require less depending on weight.
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Dr. Erin Robertson
18 years experience General Practice
Few questions:: #1: Allergic to aspirin? Sometimes those folks react poorly to other NSAIDS. #2: How are your kidneys? If they are totally fine, you don't need renal ... Read More

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