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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.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati