Colonoscopy Preparation FAQ

Answers from Chicago’s Leading Gastroenterologists

The highly trained gastroenterologists at GI Solutions have provided this list of frequently asked questions to help patients better understand how to prepare for their colonoscopy. If you have more questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office in Chicago, IL at (773) 631-2728 today!

What clear liquids are allowed prior to a colonoscopy?

Coffee without cream, tea, sprite/7up, water, apple juice, chicken/beef broth, green popsicles, green jello.

What medication can be taken the morning of the procedures?

blood pressure, heart medicine, seizure medicine

What if I am on blood thinners?

If you do not stop your blood thinner according to the schedule the office provided to you, your procedure may be canceled.
The following blood thinner- Coumadin/Warfarin requires a PT INR 5 days prior to your procedure.

What if I have diabetes?

If you are taking insulin, please call your primary doctor for adjustment of dose.

When to stop oral diabetic medicine: The evening dose the day before the procedure

When should I pick up colonoscopy prep from the pharmacy?

Call your pharmacy in advance to make sure they have the prescribed preparation in stock.

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