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Do I have to stop taking medication before a colonoscopy?

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?

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

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

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