The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics
Colonoscopy Preps Addendum
Med Lett Drugs Ther. 2005 Oct 24;47(1220):88
 Select a term to see related articles  bisacodyl   colonoscopy   Colonoscopy preparations   Electrolyte   Evac-Q-Kwik   Fleet Phospho-Soda   GoLYTELY   Magnesium citrate   Mg citrate   Na phosphate   PEG solutions   polyethylene glycol   Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions   Sodium Phosphate 

Since the publication of our article on colonoscopy preparations,1 which compared polyethylene glycol electrolyte solutions (GoLytely, and others) with sodium phosphate (Fleet Phospho-Soda, and others), some readers have told us that we should have included a combination of a magnesium citrate solution with bisacodyl tablets (Evac-QKwik, and others) as an alternative. In one study, such a preparation offered better cleansing and patient tolerance than a sodium phosphate regimen.2

1. Colonoscopy preparations. Med Lett Drugs Ther 2005; 47:53.

2. M Delegge and R Kaplan. Efficacy of bowel preparation with the use of a prepackaged, low fibre diet with a low sodium, magnesium citrate cathartic vs. a clear liquid diet with a standard sodium phosphate cathartic. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 2005; 21:1491.

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