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Can I Drink Gatorade Before A Colonoscopy
Yes: The day before the procedure, i believe they put you on a clear liquid diet while taking the cathartic. After midnight, they may put you off any food except water until after the procedure. So until the day before the procedure the gatorade of any flavor is ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: If you were given any type of sedation - and the vast majority of persons having a colonoscopy are - then it is unlikely to have left your system yet. Having alcohol coudl prove deadly. Wait longer before drinking; you were probably given some written instructions about this when you departed the colonoscopy suite - read tehm carefully; and later on if you do drink - do so in moderation. ...Read more
Other options : There are many preps available. Options will vary with the endoscopist. It is best to discuss this with your doctor as he is the one who will advise you on the prep. A common option is a golytlely or CoLyte prep which involves consuming 4 liters of a peg solution. But options with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) and 2 liters of fluid are available. There is also a prep with pills. Check with your doctor for options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy tomorrow, have to drink 1 gal golightly today. Is it safe to mix 8oz with 8oz juice throughout whole gallon? I don't usually drink much.
Scotch anyone??: As long as its NOT mixed with anything (not sure why you would kill a good scotch with mixing it with something) you should be ok. It is a clear fluid - I would certainly NOT get drunk tonight as you will be given something to put you into twilight during the procedures. One glass should be ok - cheers ...Read more
Why taking?: If taking for constipation, drinking 10 ounces of magnesium citrate, induces large volume stool output between 1-6 hours later. Therefore eating after may be a little uncomfortable. If you are taking to raise your magnesium levels i would try a different form such as magnesium oxide or magnesium protein plus. ...Read more
On the day before a colonoscopy, should I take the laxative solution before or after I eat dinner?
How fast will I dehydrate if I've had diarrhea for 24hrs. Whenever I drink Gatorade and water together I run bathroom. I have POTS so I need to drink?
Diarrhea is what: causes the running to the bathroom, but Gatorade does have a lot of sugar and likely contributes to the expulsion. Pedialyte may agree with you better. Esp if you have POTS, you need to make sure you are hydrated always. More than most people. Hope this helps. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Im having colonoscopy tomorrow and i drank the miralax (polyethylene glycol) prep with lipton green tea 64 oz and i feel sick is this normal?
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