Can I take my medications before a colonoscopy?

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Most medications can be continued as usual if you're getting a colonoscopy, but some medications can interfere with the preparation or the examination. Inform your doctor about medications you're taking, particularly aspirin products, arthritis medications, anticoagulants (blood thinners such as warfarin or heparin), clopidogrel, insulin or iron products. Also, be sure to mention allergies you have to medications.

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