Do I have to stop taking medication before a colonoscopy?

This question was asked in Allen Park, Michigan on 04/26/2012.
I was just prescribed Ciprofloxacin for a urinary tract infection (UTI), and I am having a colonoscopy in 7 days. Should I not take this medication before my colonoscopy?

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 4/26/2012

Please call the doctor that is going to do your colonoscopy. You usually do not have to stop an antibiotic before having a colonoscopy.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 4/26/2012

You should take your course of medications. However, you should let your doctor know about the medications you are taking.