Colonoscopy Pills Offer New Prep Option


October 5, 2022

By Barbara A Clements


Usually it's not the colonoscopy itself that has patients dreading their once-a-decade visit to their gastroenterologist. It's the prep.

That may have just changed due to a new pill regimen that offers an alternative to chugging a gallon of horrible-tasting liquid over 24 hours.

"Everyone who mentions colonoscopies mentions their war stories about completing the bowel prep," says UW Medicine gastroenterologist Dr. Jennifer Ray.

Now, more patients are asking for a pill-based regimen where they take 12 pills the day before the procedure, with 48 ounces of wat...

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