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Laxatives for bowel clearing before investigations
  • Relevant BNF section: 1.6.5


It is important to clear the bowel of its contents thoroughly before colonoscopy or radiological procedures such as barium enema. This article reviews laxatives for bowel clearing that can be taken by patients at home prior to the procedure. We concentrate on drug efficacy and patient acceptability.

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  • Relevant BNF section: 1.6.5

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