I'm due to have a colonoscopy soon and consultant gave me Moviprep to take at home the day before I have the procedure. I did tell her I had AF. The instructions say that it can cause palpitations and warnings about taking it if you have heart disease or an irregular heartbeat.
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I would ring the department and ask them if you should have something different to take. I had a colonoscopy cancelled because I went into AF. Don't think they changed my medication next time though. I didn't link it to that, but didn't take moviprep. the name of what I did takes escapes me right now but it's a common one.
Thank you all for replying. I am somewhat reassured by most of your posts. I will also take the advice to ring the colonoscopy dept. and ask a few questions. Can't say I'm looking forward to either the prep or the procedure! I had it done a few years ago before a bowel re-section and it wasn't my favourite experience! 😏
Not everyone does!! On my last one I went out like a light and very quickly. The nurse afterwards said that she was very disappointed since we had started having an interesting discussion and she wanted to continue it. However the previous one I was awake for most of it and consultant was very informative and descriptive.