Colonoscopy Prep

Colon Hydrotherapy can also serve as alternative colonoscopy prep versus harsh pharmaceutical laxatives with uncomfortable side effects.

Colonic Cleansing Preparation
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People who have had Colonic sessions previously may find having a Colonic the day before and the morning of the colonoscopy will meet their cleansing needs.

Others may need additional Colonics to assure proper cleansing.

Some may choose to combine the Colonic Cleansing protocol with only a partial laxative preparation. They may opt to take a lower laxative dosage or use a much milder laxative type.  This combination may dramatically limit the discomfort of the laxative side effects.

For more information about our Colonic Cleansing protocol for colonoscopy preparation, please call (612)-720-5753 or email (  I will discuss your concerns and provide additional information.

Laxative Preparation

The following are laxatives and their side effects which are commonly suggested colonoscopy preparations.**

Polyethylene glycol (PEG): Brand names: Golytely, Colyte, Nulytely, Trilyte, Halflytely PEG solutions work by pushing a large volume of fluid through the bowel to force out waste. The salty taste may be unpalatable, and the large fluid volume can cause nausea, vomiting, bloating, and cramping.

Oral sodium phosphate (OSP) solution: Brand names: Fleet Phospho-soda EZ-Prep, Fleet Accu-prep OSP draws water into the gut to promote cleansing. It’s as effective as PEG and easier to tolerate, but it can cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.

Oral sodium phosphate (OSP) tablets: Brand names: Visicol, OsmoPrep OSP tablets are as effective as liquid OSP or PEG and may be more tolerable. They may cause dehydration and electrolyte imbalances in some people.

Laxatives: Magnesium citrate sometimes combined with Bisacodyl . There are rare reports of ischemic colitis (loss of blood supply to the colon) associated with bisacodyl use.

 **This information is taken in part from The Harvard Medical School Family Health Guide.

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