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Can Viagra be taken before a colonoscopy?

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Posted on Mon, 18 Jul 2016
Question: Can I take Viagra 24 hours before a colonoscopy? I am not sure about taking it so soon before the procedure.
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Answered by Dr. Panagiotis Zografakis (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
you'd rather not

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

24 hours before colonoscopy you should be preparing your intestines for it with laxatives. This is not a great time to have sex or to take drugs that will lower your blood pressure. I would recommend avoiding it.

Kind regards!
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Brief Answer: you'd rather not Detailed Answer: Hello, 24 hours before colonoscopy you should be preparing your intestines for it with laxatives. This is not a great time to have sex or to take drugs that will lower your blood pressure. I would recommend avoiding it. Kind regards!