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Can I take my normal medicines with the bowel preparation?

For advice on blood thinning medication, diabetic medication or iron tablets, please see page 3 of the information booklet sent with your appointment information.

It is fine to take your other medications but take them an hour before taking the bowel preparation.  Be aware that, because of the diarrhoea, any medications you take may pass through your system more quickly than usual.