Liquid preps

There are several different types of liquid colonoscopy regimens available today. Talk to your doctor about which one might be best for you. 

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Liquid preps: pros and cons

Liquid bowel preps have both benefits and disadvantages. 


  • Minimal electrolyte loss
  • Very effective bowel cleansing


  • Require drinking a large volume of fluids
  • Unpleasant taste in some brands
  • Some formulas can irritate bowel mucosa (lining)


Comparing liquid preps

Learn about the most common types of liquid preps below.

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