Patients have a lot of questions about how to best prepare for their screening colonoscopy. There are a lot of things to remember and each patient is different. In this article, we are going to discuss what medications you can take while preparing for your colonoscopy.
Preparing for your colonoscopy is essential to the success of the procedure itself. It’s important to follow your colonoscopy physician’s guidelines for preparation before the procedure. Restricting what you eat and drink is important, as well as taking the required preparation fluids.
Most medications shouldn’t interfere with the colonoscopy procedure. However, there are some that may need to be reduced or halted immediately prior to your procedure. Blood thinners and arthritis medications are among some medications that may interfere with the procedure and thus need to be stopped.
Talk to Your Colonoscopy Doctor
All of this underlines the importance of communicating with your colonoscopy doctor. Tell them what medications you are currently taking and they will inform you of any restrictions or changes you need to make before your colonoscopy procedure. Alerting your doctor to any allergies you have is also important so appropriate precautions can be taken. It’s absolutely essential to follow your doctor’s instructions before and after the procedure.
Gastroenterology in Minnesota
With more than two decades of experience and 40,000+ procedures performed over that time, Dr. Ahsan Bhatti is a recognized expert in the field of gastroenterology. Whether you need a routine colonoscopy, or you’re experiencing a serious liver issue, we’ve got you covered at Bhatti GI! Give us a call today to set up your appointment with Dr. Bhatti and the rest of the team at Bhatti GI clinics. We have clinic locations in Chaska and Edina but serve the entire Twin Cities metro.