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A 37-year-old member asked:

What time should i start taking my bowel preparation on the day before my colonoscopy procedure?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Late afternoon: The effects of the bowel prep usually start about an hour after you begin and may last up to 4 hours (sometimes 6) so you can time the prep from there to allow time for sleep.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: You should follow the directions provided to you by your endoscopist and follow them exactly as instructed!
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017

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