How should I arrange my medication schedule during the prep diet before Colonoscopy? 

I’m on daily blood thinners, NSAIDs for chronic pain (rheumatoid arthritis) and a prescription med to regulate my blood pressure. Will I be able to continue taking these during the bowel prep? Can sedation make things worse for me after the procedure?

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You should speak to the gastroenterologist about stopping your blood thinners. The blood pressure medication and NSAIDs can be taken the morning of the procedure with a small amount of water but check with your gastroenterologist. You may feel a little tired after the procedure and you will feel back to normal the next day.

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