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What alternatives to PEG could be used in preparation for a Colonoscopy?

I am concerned about the solution to take in order to prepare. Side effects for PEG say dizziness, seizures, death, etc… Is there an all natural home remedy to prepare my insides for the colonoscopy?

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An alternative to PEG is Magnesium Citrate and Dulcolax. The side effects listed for PEG are very rare.  There are no natural home remedies at this time that is FDA approved for colonoscopy.

The colonoscopy prep is safe. If your colon is NOT clean the exam is next
to useless, even dangerous as it can lead to missed lesions, prolongs the
procedure time and even increases the risk of colon injury
There are lower volume preps that can be used. There are commercial preps
some people like.
Work with your physician to help you by addressing your fears.

There are a few formulations, but when it comes to PEG, it is either premixed with electrolytes or can be added to an energy drink. This makes it a lot safer and patients take it regularly by the thousands every day.

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