For colonoscopy prep my MD wants me to use Miralax 2x per day for 5 days before using the big purge. Is this safe?
For a colonoscopy, the colon and bowel have to be completely clear of feces, otherwise the doctor cannot observe the wall of the colon to check for abnormalities. Normally the prep for a colonoscopy is to severely irritate the colon so that all feces will be evacuated. You could not do this regime on an ongoing basis but for a short period of time, such as this time prepping for the colonoscopy, it is alright. Be certain to drink lots and lots of liquids so you don't get dehydrated. Your body will revert back to normal soon enough. If you are greatly concerned, by all means contact your doctor to confirm this. Best wishes -
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