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Is it advisable to take tylenol and sudafed the day before a colonoscopy?

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is it okay to take tylenol and sudafed the day before a colonoscopy?
Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 in Cancer
 
 
Answered by Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra 22 minutes later
Hi,

Thanks for posting the query.

After going through your query, I would like to comment the following:

1. Yes you can take tylenol and sudafed the day before colonoscopy.

2. In addition you will be prescribed other medicines for bowel preparation prior to colonoscopy.

3. Other precautions that need to be taken one day prior to colonoscopy:
-Enquire regarding the time of your last solid diet with your doctor (depends on the time of colonoscopy).
-Remain on a fluid diet (have a minimum of 2L of fluid) leading up to your procedure.
- No Dairy products.
- No Red Dyes.
- You may have fluids which include: coffee and tea (without milk), clear soup,
clear juices (e.g. water, XXXXXXX juice, gingerale), Gatorade, ice and jello (not red
jello).

I hope I have answered your query. I will be glad to answer any follow up queries.

Please accept my answer if you have no follow up queries.

Regards

Dr. Gyanshankar Mishra
MBBS MD DNB
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