There’s now a pill prep for colonoscopies

A new prep option for patients getting ready to go a colonoscopy calls for a regimen of pills, instead of drinking a liquid solution.

“It's significantly less time and torture from drinking the liquid bowel prep over a long period of time,” said Dr. Jennifer Ray, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

The pill-based preparation requires 12 pills to be taken the day before the procedure, followed by 12 more pills on the morning of the colonoscopy.

Learn more about the pill prep course for a colonoscopy in our blog post.

Download broadcast-ready soundbites with Dr. Jennifer Ray.

UW Medicine