Metoclopramide - You may be offered Metoclopramide (Maxalon) at your nurse consult appointment. This medication is an antiemetic which helps prevent and treat nausea and vomiting. If you have had a previous issue with nausea or vomiting during your preparation or are at high risk the nurse will instruct you on what time to take the your tablets (usually 30 minutes prior to each dose of preparation). If you have not had problems with nausea in the past or have never had a bowel preparation before, these tablets are to be taken if you experience nausea and or vomiting whilst taking your preparation. If you begin feeling nauseous or experience vomiting you should take one tablet immediately, a second tablet may be taken no less than 6 hours later. If your next dose of preparation is a least 6 hours after you took the first tablet, you should take the second tablet 30 minutes prior to your next dose.
If you have any queries regarding the above please call us on (07) 3801 2220 or (07) 3806 1689 - calling this number outside of office hours will provide you with the URGENT ON-CALL DOCTOR.
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Fish or Krill oil & Iron Supplements - If you are taking any fish oil, krill oil, iron or any vitamins containing these ingredients, please stop them 7 days prior to your procedure.
Diabetic Medications - Management of these medications depends on the type of medication you take to control your diabetes. Please ensure that you tell us at booking and nurse consultation what type of medication you take, so that we can formulate the best care plan for your procedure. SGLT2i medications must be ceased prior to your colonoscopy with us.
Blood Thinners & Antiplatelet - If you are taking a blood thinner or anti-platelet medication it is important that you tell us at booking and nurse consultation. We may need to speak to your specialist or GP about ceasing these medications prior to your colonoscopy.