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Has anyone used the new SUPREP kit before a colonoscopy?

Would like any comments about taste, ease or side effects.

Thanks!

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Tom Says:
 
I've done this colonoscopy thing with prior flush, two times before. Haven't done this one yet with Suprep. So I'm looking mostly around for what I can expect in terms of time spent on the toilet and when that will begin and end. From what I am reading, however, many of you need to think of the alternative instead of being afraid of the inconvenience. Having part of your colon removed for cancer, chemo, and diarrhea forever, is nothing compared to a couple days of inconvenience. I don't care how it tastes, if you've done Sambucca and Tequila, and siphoned gasoline and swallowed some of that, some salty berry flavored stuff is not going to hurt you. That being said,
Looks like I can expect anything from instant effect to a few hours to begin, ..something like 10 minutes to 4 hours in totality per bottle, with the second bottle being quicker. The vasoline/cortisone cream/Charmine tissue angle is something I hadn't considered but I will follow. My biggest fear is not making it to the toilet in time, as I know from experience it comes flying out with little warning. So I'll too have a couple movies and my portable player with me and not leave the bath till it's over.
My Doc has patients doing the 1st bottle at 5 PM and the 2nd at 10 PM, but that would get me to sleep (maybe) at 2 AM or so. So I'll start the whole mess 2 hours earlier.
Thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts, and good luck to all!


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gypsygirl Says:
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I used it first bottle I did fine... and drank the second bottle morning of procedure and threw that up and 16 oz of water. Im hoping there is something better on me to get me through this colonoscopy. Also got a bad headache from the prep

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gypsygirl Says:
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I used it first bottle I did fine... and drank the second bottle morning of procedure and threw that up and 16 oz of water. Im hoping there is something better on me to get me through this colonoscopy

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Pamela Says:
 
Same here, not sure I can finish the second dose, been trying to get it down without vomiting for almost an hour now

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Bernadette Says:
 
I was so nervous about the Suprep. My last colonoscopy was 5 years ago with Golytly (spelling?). Just looking at the gallon size container gave me chills. Go-lightly really has the wrong name. Go-Screaming or Go-Oh-No seems better. I started at 5 PM. I found that mixing the Suprep with cool tap water helped SLIGHTLY with the taste. What helped was not chugging the whole cup at once. I drank it quickly but paused a few times. Yup, it's awful. I drank the 2 16oz cups of water mixed with Crystal Light. I spaced them out over the next hour. Felt OK enough to sleep at 11. No nausea or chills. Headache, but manageable. Up again at 5 AM to finish second half. What REALLY helped while drinking all this stuff was playing music, lighting candles and best of all, shopping on the internet. Make use of the down time. Once you drink all the stuff and are waiting, do some shopping. Or research something. Nobody likes this prep, but nobody wants colon cancer.

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TX Says:
 
Okay so I wanted to give an update on my experience with Suprep. The taste still sucked even with a chaser (I tried ginger ale and then white cranberry juice)...I just couldn't get past that salty raspberry diluted cough syrup taste, even when I chilled it for a few hours. I almost chugged my first 16oz because I just couldn't get it over fast enough. I became nauseous and got pretty bad chills. It worked fairly quickly though, probably within 15 minutes. I was in and out of the bathroom for about 2 hours after that and was completely cleared out by 8pm. I only drank half the second mixture at 4:30am mostly because #1, I was already completely cleared out and #2 I couldn't stop gagging at the taste and smell, I almost vomited a few times while trying to drink it. NOTE: 2 days before my colonoscopy took place I started a liquid diet that strictly consisted of chicken broth, lime jello, gatorade (lime and frost) and ginger ale...I'm assuming that played a big part in the prep cleaning me out so quickly and easily. I definitely suggest starting the all liquid diet 2-3 days before you go in for your colonoscopy. Not finishing the entire second mixture was no problem at all and the doctor said I probably didn't even need to drink half of it when I did...ugh.

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TX Says:
 
Approx. 2:30am

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TX Says:
 
I'm assuming around 2:30am tomorrow morning. My surgery was for 10:30 am and I had to do mine at 4:30am.

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Lynne Says:
 
My procedure is schedlued for 8:30AM. When should I take the second bottle of suprep?

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TX Says:
 
The flavor of this stuff is just awful. I gagged a lot while trying to finish it and became extremely nauseous after finishing the first dose. I got stomach cramps and chills as well.

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Deedee Says:
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Same thing happene to me. Did my prep last night. Two long sleeved shirts, and a hooded sweatshirt--still cold. Wrapped myself in two blankets--no relief. Awful.

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Cindy Says:
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Let me start by saying drinking the Suprep was the WORST part. It tastes so bad!!! I got my first dose down but when I had to take my second dose at 2 am, it was a struggle. I started gagging and just could not finish it (probably left 2-3 oz). I would have thrown it up if I did anymore. I had no side effects -- no nausea, headache. I did experience some chills right after taking it which subsided quickly. It does clean you out quickly. After going several times after I took it, it stopped. Almost immediately after the second dose, everything was clear -- like water. I drink a lot of water so drinking 32 oz of water within an hour after taking the med was not hard for me. The actual drinking of the Suprep was by far the worst part of the day!!! I do not want to ever drink it again!!

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JLmontini Says:
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This has been the worst ten hours of bowel prep ever!!!...and I haven't even ingested the second dose.I began last night at 8pm with 10 ounces of mag citrate followed by one full 12 oz glass of h2o and then of course the even worse tasting SuPrep along with all prescribed h2o..For the first two hours I tolerated without any signs of n/v or cramping...and then suddenly I broke out into a cold sweat with chills,and the most unbearable pain and cramping.Honestly I contemplated the emergency department as this pain was comparable to any flare up I have ever had.After two hours of that I have been in the bathroom passing what seems like gallons of dark water. My second dose begins at 830am this morning with both scopes at 3pm. Yesterday I ate a very lite bfast consisting of toast and tea and then as much hydration as I could tolerate.This was difficult as I have had nausea with vomiting for nearly a 6 weeks straight managed temporarily with Zofran. I did have a cat scan with contrast that was normal which is why my new G.I. doc went this route. I have never used SuPrep in the past and it seems that however bad tasting the last 5 scopes have been wether in patient or same day surgery I have never experienced such pain,n/v and overall feeling.I am Leary about the second dose...not just for an unpleasant taste but because of the side effects I have been battling.

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woundnurse Says:
 
I am 66 years old and had my first colonoscopy today. My doctor gave me the Suprep kit since he said it was so expensive. He told me to drink clear liquids the day before the procedure but I drank large amts of fluids, two days before the clear liquids ate only one small meal with low residual foods. First dose 6pm Suprep is awful tasting but if you drink it quickly, you can get it down, drank remaining water a little more slowly. I breathed slowly through my nose and walked around. First bowel movement in 20 minutes, never got up and continued with pure liquid pouring for one hour, then I was perfectly clear-no more movements-slight cramping for only several minutes. No nausea or chills but I was very cold . Second dose @5am pretty much the same as first dose-worked after 15 min, one hour and perfectly clear. Procedure 11am-physician said it was an excellent prep-3 small polyps but doctor stated he had no doubt they were not cancerous. Hardest part of the whole thing were those liquids, but I am sure because I ate almost no solid food for 3 days before I started that is why I had such an easy time, also before taking the Suprep I applied a mixture of hemorroidal oint with cortisone cream to my anus, no soreness or irritation, and used baby wipes.

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JCR Says:
 
I stayed hydrated through the whole process. Yes you can still drink without GOING.

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Ruby Says:
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Prep was horrible! But way better than that milk gallon stuff.
30 min ago I finished the 1st bottle. Dr said to take at 1 pm.
She also said to do laundry or other things around the house; stay busy. And walk all over the house.
Supposed to do second prep tomorrow at 6 am for 9 am colonoscopy (and endoscopy), but I'm thinking that 4 am would be better do I don't stress. And there will be enough time to be empty.
Am confused tho, after drinking the 32 ounces of water, do I have to wait till I GO before drinking any more liquid ?




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Ruby Says:
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Tomato products are no no's

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bailey Says:
 
can i take the suprep and drink peach flavored crystal light with it? can i drink the crystal light for all the additional fluid i need to take with the suprep?

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use Suprep per instructions Says:
 
The instructions with Suprep clearly state DO NOT take any other laxative with Suprep. The poster saying they took Miralax with Suprep is giving faulty and possibly dangerous information.

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EB Says:
 
AT WHAT TIME SHOULD i BEGIN MY SUPREP BOWEL PREP KIT?


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