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I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 3 days. I am suffering a gout flare up now.is it ok to take ibuprofen?

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You were probably given specific instructions for your colonoscopy, so it would not be wise to take any medications at this point until you can clarify those pre-colonoscopy instructions FIRST. I know that gout is painful, so contacting your primary care medical provider is appropriate as well. If your colonoscopy is routine, perhaps it can be postponed until your gout is under control.

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