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Question: pain medication & colonoscopy


 susieQ1 - Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:50 am

What pain medication is usually given with Versed when a colonoscopy is done? Thanks.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:54 pm

User avatar Hi SusieQ1,

This varies a little depending upon the GI specialists preference. The procedure is not a painful one. If one is used it often is for its sedation properties. In this case, a short acting narcotic such as fentanyl is often used.

Best wishes.

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