Testing How Well Magnesium Citrate Capsules Work as Preparation for a Colonoscopy

  • End date
    Sep 7, 2021
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    LifeBridge Health
Updated on 7 May 2020


This study compares a colonoscopy preparation composed of magnesium citrate capsules to a preparation of polyethylene glycol solution. The hypothesis is that the magnesium citrate capsules work as well and are better liked by patients due to the lack of taste.

Treatment Magnesium Citrate Capsules, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Polyethylene Glycol 3350, Dulcolax Tablets
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT03247595
SponsorLifeBridge Health
Last Modified on7 May 2020

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Is your age greater than or equal to 18 yrs?
Gender: Male or Female
Do you have colonoscopy?
Scheduled for colonoscopy at Sinai Hospital or Woodholme GI Associates

Exclusion Criteria

Calculated creatinine clearance under 30ml/min
On PPI and unable to stop for five days before colonoscopy
On H2 blockers and unable to stop for two days before colonoscopy
Previous colon surgery
Cardiovascular disease, including uncontrolled congestive heart failure, unstable angina pectoris, or recent (3 months) percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, myocardial infarction, or coronary artery bypass graft surgery
Colon disease, including chronic constipation (<2 bowel movements per week for >1 year), ileus and/or acute obstruction, ileostomy, right or transverse colostomy, subtotal colectomy (50% of colon removed) with ileosigmoidostomy, hypomotility syndrome, megacolon, or idiopathic pseudo-obstruction
Pregnant women
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