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Read AJ, Vijan S, Waljee AK, Saini SD. Increased Cost With Use of Brand-Name Bowel Preparation by Patients With Medicare Part D From 2013 to 2015. Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association. 2019 Dec 1; 17(13):2806-2807.
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Abstract: High-quality bowel preparation (prep) before colonoscopy is essential for the success of the procedure. Bowel preps should be safe, tolerable, efficacious, and allow for visualization of polyps 5 mm or larger. Full-volume (4 L) polyethylene glycol-3350 with electrolyte solution (PEG-ELS) has been considered a standard bowel prep regimen, with good safety and efficacy profiles, and is available as a generic..

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