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Has anyone used the new SUPREP kit before a colonoscopy?
Would like any comments about taste, ease or side effects.
Would like any comments about taste, ease or side effects.
This is my first colonoscopy and I was prescribed suprep. Mixed first dose with water and it was terrible!! Second dose I mixed with lots of icy water and had a Popsicle on hand to eat before and after sips. Also tried holding some ice water in mouth then take a sip of suprep with straw, kinda helped a little them followed by another gulp of water. I was up periodically during the night with diarrhea so I didn't plan on drinking the whole second dose. Had chills and slight headache. Nothing too bad. Good luck to u all!!
I just drank my first bottle at 6pm and it did not taste all that great but it was doable. However I vomited the entire thing up after about 15 minutes so I am not sure if it will work. Its been an hour and 1/2 now and I followed it with 2 more bottles of water, still nothing.
So glad to hear that you got chilled as well! I just took my first dose at 6 p.m. and now it is 8:41 p.m. (almost time for the second dose) I'm dreading it but the actual drinking isn't that bad -- not NEARLY as bad as the old Go Lightly!!! What a name!!! But I have been getting colder all evening and it's HOT here so knowing that is apparently a common side effect makes me a bit more comfy.
Hi - I just read your comment about Suprep on medschat. I just had the same experience prepping for my colonoscopy tomorrow. If everything is clear, is it ok to skip the 2nd dose? how did it go for you? It wasn't so awful, but I'd rather not repeat it tomorrow if I don't have to!
544mom of three Says:
This was not nearly as bad as the old gallon of go lightly. Not a fan of the flavor as it reminds me of cough syrup which I hate. But overall not bad if you drink it mixed with cold water very quickly. Keep a tube of A&D ointment close by to keep from being irritated and trust me, use the ointment BEFORE you need it as a preventative. Suprep worked very quickly, within ten minutes on the first dose, within twenty on the second dose. Lasts about three hours for me. I also got very chilled during this process.
I just did this last night and had my colonoscopy this morning. After reading this discussion, I was not looking forward to this bowel prep. However, for me it was not nearly as bad as what people have said. I know everyone is different, but the Suprep tasted like cough medicine. I mixed it with Sprite and chilled it really cold... in the freezer for a half hour. It was almost slushy. Not bad at all. I also mixed it in a bottle, rather than drink from the cup they provide. A sip of water between swigs and it was all good. Worked as it was supposed to. Two days out, all I ate was two bowls of bran flakes. I think that helped clean things out prior to the clear liquid day. Also, I think a lot of it is your state of mind. You're not drinking Kool-Aid, it's medicine.
542GG Mama Says:
I did a lot of praying too, Cheryl, from 2-5 a.m. when my body was rejecting the stuff. Hope all is well.
I completed the prep only by the grace of God
Magnesium Citrate worked for my daughter when she just couldn't drink the prescribed stuff (the old stuff, but I think similar to Suprep). And an enema. But check with your doctor or someone at the hospital first! If you're not cleaned out you'll have to do it again!
539GG Mama Says:
My daughter just met with her dr. to schedule a colonoscopy. She told him about my bad experience with Suprep. He said it is not feasible to have to drink 48 oz. in one hr. A stomach just cannot handle it. He never prescribes Suprep for anyone.
Finished the first dang dose. It took me praying to God and 45 minutes to get it down. I swallowed each gulp and a lot came back up but was able to swallow it except a small amount. I am so scared I won't be able to get the second bottle down.
THIS TRICK IS THE BEST! Put liquid Anbesol (used for numbing tooth and gum pain) on a Q-Tip and wipe it all over your tongue (make sure to get the back and sides). It numbs your tongue and taste buds for about 15-30 minutes, allowing you to drink the Suprep tasting very little.
536Mark E Says:
Getting endoscopy and colonoscopy at same time. Took Nexium at 4pm for my reflux. Took first dose of Suprep at 5pm (pretty nasty). I will definitely mix up the second batch so the nastiness doesn't sit on the bottom. First BM at 6pm. 3-4 bouts until 8:30pm. Dreaming of bacon and eggs after the procedure. Will wake up at 6am for lovely second dose. Not pleasant but there are worse things in life.
Same with me. It does what it's supposed to do with no cramps, no nausea, no explosions, no pain.
I just took my last swallow. Did not taste as bad as other remarks. Kind of sweet and fruity. It wasn't like drinking a margarita but I tolerated it. It took 4 gulps and in between each gulp I sucked on a lemon hard candy for a couple seconds. Hold your nose, gulp and have the candy ready.
I am having my first colonoscopy am tomorrow morning...not to worried about the preceedure ...just tje prep part...don't like stomach cramps and bloating nor nausea...hope the surprep doe not give me these sife effects
I should make it clear that the doctor refused to do the procedure because these arryhtmuas were happening. So, not only did I have to go through the SUPREP for nothing, but also never got the colonoscopy I needed.
Okay, now I just vomited the water and Gatorade I drank a bit earlier. I'm done with this prep. Definitely not taking the second dose.
My colonoscopy is scheduled for late this morning. I had nothing to eat Ll day yesterday but drank lots of chicken broth throughout the day, which helped. I took the first dose of Suprep at 5:00 PM yesterday and the 32 oz of water followed by Gatorade. Everything came out and I am running clear. I have a splitting headache and cannot sleep. It's 3:41 am. I'm supposed to take the second dose at 5:00 am but since I am running clear, I can't imagine why I need to put myself through that again.
I found I got very light headed before my first bm.
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