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Thursday, October 23, 2014
2 Advil 36 hours before Colonoscopy?
My mom (70yrs) took 2 Advil for a headache 36 hours before her routine scheduled 1st ever colonoscopy? She starts the colon cleansing prep in 7 hours.
Should I cancel her colonoscopy, reschedule, and not start the cleansing routine??
No, no need to cancel. 400 mg of ibuprofen should be fine.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati