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Friend rx'd "Suprep" for colonoscopy in 3 full doses am/pm/am. Drug instructions are TWO doses which worked 4 me. I'm worried about this off label rx?
Go with instructions: Best to go with the instructions from your doctors office, or with something that has worked for you in the past. If you have a question about it, ask the pharmacist to look in to the matter. They will help you sort it out. You can always call the doctors office to make sure the instructions are intentional as well. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Yes however..: It is safe to use a Maxalt for a serious migraine but be advised you may be more lightheaded than normal because of the suprep. If you need to take the maxalt, lay down and avoid standing suddenly. If you are worried about needing to race to the toilet on the suprep, and have taken a maxalt, wear a depends so you can move slowly and safely without worrying about an "accident"! ...Read more
Took 400mg of presc magnesium this am before starting colonoscopy prep. Noticed suprep has magnesium. Is it ok that i took magnesium supplement.
Probably ok: The magnesium supplement you took was probably eliminated during the bowel cleansing process, which uses a magnesium-based laxative such as magnesium citrate. The magnesium in the bowel prep isn't absorbed by the body but passes through the intestines and causes the bowel-cleansing cathartic effect. Check with your pcp or gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have to take suprep in two days for a colonoscopy but I am worried with the side effects I have read online headache chills and dehydration help???
Risk of colon preps: You are appropriately concerned about risks of colon preps. Regardless of type (lavage & osmotic agents, irritant laxatives, enemas) consideration should be given to: age, size, co-morbidlities, nutritional & hydration debilities, mobility, & help at home. Up to 50% may have nausea, vomiting, fullness/bloating, anal irritation. Greater risks result from fluid & electrolyte imbalance.Talk w/doctor. ...Read more
I am doing colonoscopy prep( suprep). Is it ok for me to take my probitoics after I am done with the cleanse? Will it mess up the test at all? I also am on low dose augmentin so need the probiotics.
It's ok: The probiotics deliver "good" bugs into your GI tract and should disappear before they reach your colon, which is obviously what the colonoscopy will look at. Minimize the water you take them with if it's close to the time of your colonoscopy, as a stomach full of fluid may interfere with the sedation for your procedure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diagnosis/treatment: At colonoscopy most visible abnormalities are either definitively diagnosed via sampling (biopsy) or removed completely also for diagnosis that includes the treatment. Some findings, eg cancer, need definitive treatment via other modes (for example but not limited to surgery). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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