When should I stop drinking water before my Colonoscopy if I need to take medication?

I’ve been told to take an antibiotic 1 hour before colonoscopy due to hip replacement. However, I believe I am not supposed to drink any liquids 4 hours before procedure. If I take the antibiotics 4 hours┬ábefore the colonoscopy, will I be covered to prevent infection? Or should I go ahead and take the antibiotic with a small amount of water an hour before the procedure?

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I would suggest speaking with your gastroenterologist.

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