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I am getting ready for a colonoscopy tomorrow.I started to

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I am getting ready for a colonoscopy tomorrow.I started to drink a bottle of magnesium citrate and my top lip started swelling. What caused t.his.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and I'm ready to help.
you could be allergic to magnesium citrate
I would stop the magnesium citrate and use some benadryl
and you should see a doctor at the ER to be assessed
your your ER doctor should call up your GI doctor and let them know you are having an allergic reaction to magnesium citrate
they will need to find another prep for you for your colonoscopy
there are other preps like GoLytely and others
which you can take without magnesium in them.
let me know if you have questions.