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A 33-year-old female asked:

I tried a test run drinking a 10oz bottle of magnesium citrate. will be having colonoscopy 9/13, now very nauseous.how can i prevent nausea next time?

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Check w/your: Doctor about their recommended prep for the colonoscopy, but most will induce diarrhea and sometime go upset. Try drinking it cold and as quickly as the label recommends.
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Dr. Stephen Lloyd
48 years experience
Mag Citrate: Several options: chill and drink slowly. Have hot coffee/tea before to get intestines simulated in the correct direction. Use MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) the morning of and/or day before, again to get the tract flowing easily.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2016

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