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Can I take Tylenol PM the night before a colonoscopy?

Can I take Tylenol PM the night before a colonoscopy?

Fine: should be fine as long as you have no condition that is adversely affected by TYLENOL such as either allergy or liver disease. H Robert Silverstein M.D. FACC ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Can I take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while prepping for colonoscopy?

Can I take Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while prepping for colonoscopy?

You should not: First the absorption would change and the pill may still be present. It also may affect your clean out hindering a proper test. ...Read more

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Is orange jello ok for colonoscopy prep day?

Is orange jello ok for colonoscopy prep day?

Probably ok: But best tocall your endoscopists office and ask their preferences and for clarification. ...Read more

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Ok to drink myoplex lite with colonoscopy prep?

Never heard of it: The doctor who orders colonoscopy would be able to guide you best. Call him or her or their nurse to help you and guide you further. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a colonoscopy when might be pregnant?

Is it ok to have a colonoscopy when might be pregnant?

Avoid: The medications for sedation can be harmful to the fetus. Unless the colonoscopy is urgent, i would recommend waiting until you know you are not pregnant before proceeding. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat orange jello during my colonoscopy prep?

Yes and no.: Avoid red and purple, but orange doesn't usually cause much problem. Be sure to consume a lot of liquids, too. Check with your doctor's office, they might have unique restrictions/limitations. The red jello can get confused with fresh blood! ...Read more

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I think I took 4 Tylenol pm pills instead of 2 when I was getting ready for bed. Is this ok?

I think I took 4 Tylenol pm pills instead of 2 when I was getting ready for bed.  Is this ok?

Tylenol overdose: It depends on when you had your last dosage, the current state of your liver, and the number of milligrams you took. 4 Grams within 24 hours is concerning. If you feel weak, nauseous, and have abdominal pain you should definitely get yourself
evaluated as soon as possible. You should follow up with your physician regardless. Following directions as prescribed is crucial to preventing an overdose. ...Read more

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Having a colonoscopy with propanol on a Monday. Is it ok have surgery on Thursday with propanol again so soon?

This is an: issue that needs to be reviewed with the anesthesiologiest or the surgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a pillcam colonoscopy on Monday, I feel ok but I know I have not passed the pill in my bms. Can it get stuck without having symptoms?

Your treating: Gastroenterologist will most likely want to locate this device if it doesn't pass before your follow-up visit! A Plain film of your abdomen will locate it! Stop worrying about it!
Hope this helps!
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I had a colonoscopy recently and nsaids were OK. My housemate is having one and they say nsaids are NOT ok. Why the differing instructions?

I had a colonoscopy recently and nsaids were OK.  My housemate is having one and they say nsaids are NOT ok.  Why the differing instructions?

Conventional wisdom: NSAIDs increase your risk of bleeding. If your doctor did not restrict their use, he judges the risk of bleeding to be acceptably low and safe for your procedure. A different doctor may feel less comfortable and prefer to avoid NSAIDs altogether. ...Read more

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Took 3 ibuprophen day before colonoscopy will it be ok?

Talk with the doctor: At your age it is unusual to have a colonoscopy ordered. The main risk from the ibuprofen is if they have to do a biopsy or if there were a complication extra bleeding could be expected. Talk with the doc but I doubt they'll cancel the procedure. ...Read more

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Is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

Is it ok to eat orange or green jello before a colonoscopy?

Usually its clear: Liquids the day before colonoscopy. Jello is fine but not oranges. Some people recommend avoiding red color jello so as not to creat any confusion during colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a colonoscopy the day before my hysterectomy.

Is it ok to have a colonoscopy the day before my hysterectomy.

Twin decision: This is a decision that your two physician's must make collaboratively in the best interest of your care. The Colonoscopy MD and the GYN MD must contact each other for that to occur, or you notify each of the same. The necessary colon cleaning pre procedure that is done spreads bacteria over the perineum, increasing the risks of pelvic infection at hysterectomy even with pre-op anti-bacterial wash ...Read more

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Is it standard/ok to have an upper GI and colonoscopy at the same time?

Yes: It certainly acceptable to undergo both an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy at the same date and venue (location). ...Read more

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Is it ok to keep taking Sucarlfate until the morning of the day of colonoscopy?

Is it ok to keep taking Sucarlfate until the morning of the day of colonoscopy?

Ask your: Endoscopist....USUALLY it is a bad idea to take anything by mouth the day of the procedure...stuff MOVES VERY QUICKLY and Carafate COATS EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!! ...Read more

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Had a total clean colonoscopy at 45, no polyps. At age 50, now am i still ok, or should I consider another one now. Thanks?

10 years: Current guidelines recommend a repeat colonoscopy in 10 years assuming there is no family history of colon cancer or high risk polyps. ...Read more

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I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?

I had a clean colonoscopy at age 45. No polyps etc. Just turned 50 and wondering if I should do it now, or is it ok to wait. Thanks in advance, ?

Maybe: First question is do you have any symptoms to suggest colon disease. Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss most commonly. If not, next question is family history. Any one in your first degree family have colon cancer or polyps? If yes then have one at 5 years, if no then recommendations are to wait 10 years, again, if no symptoms. ...Read more

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I'm going for a colonoscopy tomorrow, is it ok to take the 2 sachets of picolax together this evening rather than 1 in the morning and 1 in the even?

No: to get the best results, which will result in the highest quality colonoscopy, you should take the preparation exactly as prescribed in your colonoscopy instructions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm's every night?

Ok to take 2 tylenol (acetaminophen) pm's every night?

The problem with: Chronic use is that some people can develop rebound insomnia. ...Read more

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I took 4 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) In 4 hours is that ok ?

I took 4 extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) In 4 hours is that ok ?

Probably OK: Extra strength Tylenol (acetaminophen) are 500 mg, so 4 of them is 2000 mg. The usual safe recommended maximum daily dose is 3000 mg in 24 hours. If there is underlying liver or kidney disease or other medications that interact, even 2000-3000 mg can be too much. The other issue to consider is the need for Tylenol (acetaminophen). If there is a new pain that needs to be evaluated, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and an extra strength together?

Is it ok to take a tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 and an extra strength together?

Should be fine : That would be 300 mg Acetaminophen from the tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 and 500 mg (650 mg old) from the es tyl, for a total of 800 to 950 mg of tyl. As long as the tyl #3 was prescribed by your doctor and as long as you don't excess 3, 000 to 4, 000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per day, this should not cause any problems. Must have normal kidney/liver function and avoid alcohol and other liver toxins. ...Read more

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Is the broth from Lipton Noodle soup OK as a clear liquid for prepping for a colonoscopy?

Yes: When cleansing for colonoscopy it's ok to drink anything clear- broth, juice, sport drinks. Just stay away from anything fatty, or red color. ...Read more

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Is it ok that I ate Apple sauce the night before my colonoscopy? I am taking another treatment in the morning

No: You supposed to be on clear liquids. Apple sauce is not see through. If it was just a little you may be ok, but doctor will see poop he may have to reschedule procedure and you will have to redo the prep again. ...Read more

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