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Is there a laxative that is free from sulphates which is approved

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Is there a laxative that is free from sulphates which is approved for pre-colonoscopy preparation? I react to sulphates with severe migraine and vomiting.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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you can try magnesium citrate which contains magnesium and citric acid

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which has a strong laxative effect and can be used for colonocopy bowel preps.

JACUSTOMER-gtk317w6- :

Will the hospital pharmacy be able to provide this to me as an NHS patient?

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yes, the hospital pharmacy should be able to provide it to you.

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it is also available over the counter at most drug stores and even some grocery stores as well.

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so it is very safe strong laxative.

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let me know if you have other questions.

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JACUSTOMER-gtk317w6- :

Thanks. I will speak to the Hosp pharmacy tomorrow. I am no,t convinced they will be happy to help since the moviprep was given to me when l said that the picolax had caused real problems. Seems someone here doesn't read what the ingredients are or just don't understand!

Dr. David :

I see.

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ask about magnesium citrate which could help you prep your bowels without sulphates.

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best of luck to you

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