3 doctors weighed in:

When can I eat after my colonoscopy procedure?

3 doctors weighed in
David Miller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid alcohol

You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal.
The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both.

In brief: Avoid alcohol

You might want to avoid alcohol with that first meal.
The alcohol can interact with the sedatives you are given and increase the effects of both.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
Thank
Dr. Ronald Kline
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: Within an hour

Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours.
This depends on how you feel and if you have any nausea afterward. It would wise to start slowly and avoid greasy and acidic foods initially (eg, bacon sausage, orange juice). Toast, cereal, coffee/tea should be safe. Later in the day you may resume your regular diet.

In brief: Within an hour

Usually you can have fluids in recovery and should be able to eat abreakfast within 2 to 3 hours.
This depends on how you feel and if you have any nausea afterward. It would wise to start slowly and avoid greasy and acidic foods initially (eg, bacon sausage, orange juice). Toast, cereal, coffee/tea should be safe. Later in the day you may resume your regular diet.
Dr. Ronald Kline
Dr. Ronald Kline
Thank
Read more answers from doctors