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


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JimB Says:
 
Used it for the first time at 6PM today. It is horrible tasting and I barely got the first dose down without vomiting. It is now 10 PM and it still has not taken effect so had to take some Mirilax. So far only nausea, vomiting and cramps. My doctor will have to reschedule if this stuff doesnt take effect soon. What a waste of $$$$. Dont use it if you can get something else

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slimcity4 Says:
 
In my case the Suprep was the least unpleasant part of my first colonoscopy. Both the fasting and the procedure itself were worse, though tolerable. For both Suprep doses I was so hungry the Suprep actually tasted kind of good. I’d gone low-fiber two days pre-procedure, and then only had yogurt for breakfast one day before. As many others have reported, bathroom action occurred about an hour after the first Suprep dose, and less than 30 minutes after the second. With few solids left in me it was more like peeing out of the wrong orifice: a weird sensation, but I had no discomfort issues with the prep. One odd thing with both doses is that I thought I was done after two hours, only to another episode of fluid release five to six hours post-dose. I opted to have the colonoscopy without sedation, and will in the future, but it’s clearly not for everyone. Various bloggers have said the pain isn’t much, and I’d agree that on average it’s not bad. But I did have a couple brief pain spikes during the end of ingress. There’s also the disquieting sensation of a foreign object moving about one’s insides, but I found that could be ignored by focusing on the monitor. Sadly three polyps were found and removed, so I must repeat in three years.

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robbie22 Says:
 
idk what to use my doctor gave me a super bowel kit but when he sent me paper work he it says take trilyte to i have to drink both? im confused and my doc closed

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bellbrat Says:
 
Just drank the lovely Suprep, OMG, what sadistic person made this swill? AWFUL taste!! Took me half a bottle of Sierra Mist on the side to get it down. THEN I must have sneezed 10 times after the last swallow. 10 years ago it was Fleet mixed with soda or Gatorade and that was at least tolerable. Might be my tastebuds but this stuff is wretched!! BLECH!! Now guts are growling and have some gas but no results yet.

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cp070600 Says:
 
Just did the SuPrep...tastes like salty cough medicine, BUT, the gross taste does go away with a chaser...I used white cranberry juice which worked great! Suggestion is to use a cup with a lid and straw, and just guzzle it all at once if you can, and immediately follow it with a flavored drink of choice. Worse part of it all is the aftertaste, and having to get up during the night to do the 2nd part! As long as you stay "clear", don't worry about finishing that 2nd dose! I didnt and was clean.
I'd also suggest staying with light, easily digestible foods the day before the prep, and try to make sure to have a good movement that day prior...less cramping and less to expel on prep day. Prep day I had a light breakfast of rice krispies, banana and a tiny bit of almond milk before 10 am, then yellow and green jellos and gummy bears (which melt away) and gingerale and white cranberry juice for the sugar to keep from getting the shakes. It truly isnt as bad as everyone says!...good luck to you!

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bp1 Says:
 
Face it - nobody looks forward to bowel prep/bowel blow procedures.... After six colonoscopies - I can assuredly say medicine has FINALLY got one right. While not Happy Hour cocktail, the SUPREP was by far the best of the worst (so it were). The mix is a mere 6 oz - mixed with another 10 or so ounces - followed by 32 oz of water within the hour (must do this regimen TWICE). The taste is not as foul as people below describe - its sort of like drinking watered down cough syrup. Follow the tips of others and make sure the water you mix it with is EXTREMELY cold..... Further, I used TWO straws and placed them as far back in my throat as possible and did the "one two three" - downing it in one constant period. The corresponding 32 oz of water you must drink added to the 16 oz SUPREP concoction will definitely make you full and feel bloated. Others report near immediate impact. The first round took about three hours to work and gave me about three or four trips to the commode. The second round went much quicker - acting within an hour of taking the prep. and sent me to the commode several times. Disposable cottenelle wet wipes are a must! Again, I wouldn't order this at a restaurant - but it was by far the better tasting and more tolerable bowel preps I've ever done. Good luck with your bowel blow experience! STRAWS AND ICE WATER! They are your keys to the kingdom....

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KSF Says:
 
I am not sure I understand the mixing... Is it correct that you have to mix the 6 oz. dose of Suprep with 10 oz. of water, drink that, and then drink two more 16 oz. glasses of water? Or instead of those two glasses, is it okay to drink something else like Sprite or lemon Gatorade?

Or, can you use those as the 10 oz. to mix with the 6 oz. Suprep?

I am determined to get it all down, no matter what. I need this to work.

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Dana Says:
 
Sounds like you had an allergic reaction. The only discomfort I've found was the taste.

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jimsma Says:
 
i just drank my first dose a few minutes ago it was awful tasting ive had one other that tasted worse but its right up there with that one....thank god only have to do this every 5 yrs.. 2 am its gonna taste even worse im sure..Bleck eck

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Rodney Says:
 
You all scared the living day lights out of me but it was fine....just completed the first bottle; salty was worse than taste; took someone else's advice of a sweet chaser (white cranberry) and it helped as did plain water with it as well. No nausea etc. I have been on clear liquids (as per dr) for 2-3 days prior so not expecting any issues.

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Kathy Says:
 
I am using the prep right now. Has a grape flavor, which I don't care for. So I tried to drink it as fast as I could. Starting working after 20 minutes.

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Barb Says:
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My kit cost $75! Insurance paid $53! $128 for 2 small bottles(6 oz each) & 1 plastic cup! Outrageous! And horrible taste!

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Kay Says:
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Tamara, I know it was a while ago, but how did you do? Did you get all of it down? I have to do it in 2 weeks.

What did you mix it with?

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ALL to familiar Says:
 
This is the 3rd time in 15 months that I have had to have a colonoscopy because I had a large polyp initially, something residual for event 2 and hopefully there is nothing this time.

First time using Suprep and although I gagged a bit getting it down and didn't look for online help until I downed that and all the water, I am preferring this over the Miralax where you have tablets and a gallon of prep solution.

Of course tomorrow morning at 4:45 am when I have to do this a 2nd time, I might not be in this good a mood.

I think it is important to:
#1 use a straw
#2 take smal sips followed by a couple of swallows of water
#3 listen to music or some kind of talk on a subject you are passionate about to distract yourself.

I had been doing a steady stream today of water, herbal mint tea with sweetner, jello, low sodium chicken broth. i think that helped.

I also used two sports bottles clearly marked with amounts which I brought to the table as I downed the Suprep. That way I knew I was getting the right amount of water.

I am also glad to know from a comment here why it is important to down the 2nd bottle of Suprep -- has to do with enzymes you need to clear and that has to be done just before the procedure. Anyway thanks for all this support.

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Jollie Says:
 
Why are you not supposed to drink alcohol prior to using SUPREP? A little Vodka might get me through this easier.

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Cold and Sick Says:
 
Procedure at 10:00 a.m. First bottle of Suprep at 5:00 p.m. and second at 10:00 p.m. Chilled bottles in the refrigerator and mixed with chilled water. Tried the straw method for the first bottle and barely got it down. Nausea, headaches, and chills. The stuff is bitter and salty; about the nastiest thing I have ever had in my mouth. It took about two hours to begin working. With the second bottle. I tried to hold my breath and take a chug of 4 ounces every 10 minutes followed by a quick brushing of my teeth and tongue. This was working alright until the last chug. I threw it up. I am now struggling to finish the last quart of water. It has been over an hour, but I cannot get the last 14 ounces down because of the nausea. The staying in the bathroom is not what is so bad. It is the nausea, the chills, the headache. There has to be an easier way. If I am not "running clear" by 7:00 a.m., I am to take one to two Fleet enema treatments in the morning. Sounds like even more fun.

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Michelle z Says:
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I drank the first 8 oz and threw it up.
The second 8 oz I held down also have some stomach cramping
I will not use this product again
I will ask dr for over the counter as I did 7 years ago.


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Hulk Says:
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I mixed a few ounces of ginger ale with mine. And i used a straw. It didnt taste bad at all. But after drinking the additional water, i got bloated and very nauseated. It took aboit 45 minutes to work.

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CAVEMANAL Says:
 
IT SMELLS LIKE COUGH SYRUP AND TASTES LIKE RUBBIBG ALCOHOL MIXED WITH OCEAN SALT AND THE TASTE STAYS WITH YOU TILL THE NEXT DAY.

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