Im scheduled for my first colonoscopy next week - ewww yech!! I cant eat anything the day before procedure and was wondering if I should try taking gleevec on an empty stomach or skip it for one day?? For those of you who have had one what did you do??
Colonoscopy - taking gleevec?
Posted 16 September 2011 - 06:01 PM
Hi: Do not worry about the Colonoscopy being its your first. The prep is the worst part of it, and your in and out of the bathroom a lot. I believe I skipped my Gleevec that day. Then when I got home the next morning after the procedure was over, I just had a light breakfast and took my pill. So I missed one dose.
Don't worry about the one dose, and especially if you have been on it for awhile. Good Luck
Posted 16 September 2011 - 09:23 PM
The other thing is if you take Gleevec on an empty stomach you'll more than likely vomit it back up. Has happened to me twice when I haven't had enough food with the Gleevec. Mind you, you feel pretty good once it is out of the stomach.
Posted 17 September 2011 - 04:42 PM
If you have had the sharts on Gleevec, just wait-you ain't seen 'nuttin yet!
PS Don't worry, the colonoscopy is a cake walk
I have cancer but it doesn't have me
Posted 17 September 2011 - 05:03 PM
Apply Vaseline BEFORE you take a sip of that CLEAR YOU OUT medicine....OUCH!
Posted 19 September 2011 - 03:32 PM
Thanks so much for all your responses - I will skip my pill on the prep day -- ok so its a cakewalk but beware the sharts and vaseline -- uggh!!! will be glad when its all over!!!!!
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