Bowel Prep Information

Please follow the instructions on the information provided to you by the doctor and not the instructions on the packaging.

Many things may impact on the quality of the bowel preparation. These include other regular medications, co-existing health problems, overall physical mobility and even variable individual response to the bowel prep. Please discuss any concerns you may have with your Gastroenterologist. This is especially important if you’ve previously had a poor bowel prep or have significant other health issues. There are many alternate formulations of bowel prep medication.

Most regular medications can be taken throughout the bowel preparation but some circumstances will require adjustment. Please check with your Gastroenterologist to see if you need to alter your medication prior to the procedure. Blood thinning medication (e.g. Warfarin, Coumadin, Plavix, Clopidogrel, Ticagrelor, Xarelto, Pradaxa), may need to ceased but this is usually assessed on a case by case basis. Usually, low dose aspirin can be continued as it does not increase the risk of bleeding from standard endoscopic procedures.

Let’s work together to ensure it’s “One and done” – do it once, do it right.