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Will Xanax intake interfere with sedation for colonoscopy?

Hi. I am scheduled for a colonoscopy tomorrow at eleven a m I have panic and anxiety disorder so take citalopram and Xanax. I just took Xanax at nine p. m (.50). Will this interfere with the sedation tomorrow. I also wonder if I can take a dose tomorrow morning at about sene a m ?
Fri, 16 Aug 2019
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Hello,

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

Xanax takes at least four days to be fully eliminated from the body.

So,it may interfere with the sedation for colonoscopy.

You should discuss with your doctor before the sedation about this medication.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contappct me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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