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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.
I took SUPREP and it went well. I don't care what it tastes like, I just squirted a big squeeze of my favorite MIO flavor into it, and then held my breath and drank it straight down. It took a long time for anything to come out, and taking the second batch the next morning was tougher than the first, even the MIO did not help enough. I developed heart arrhythmia with NO prior history of any heart problem. I'm hoping the arrhythmia will be only temporary, but I will NEVER take this bowel prep again. Not worth the risk of serious heart problems.
I"m reading the responses, and although it's been a few weeks since I did this, I still cringe thinking about this horrid prep. For anyone who can tolerate this or even thinks it's not so unbearable, well, you deserve a medal in my opinion. I cannot imagine getting through this prep without major discomfort. I"m actually wondering if some of the positive posts are actually people who work for Suprep?? ; )
in this day and age when one has to plug their nose,chase with shooters of honey to ultimately still be doubled over with pain or vomit...WHEN the prep is worse than the procedure (and this is the supposed top prep) it's clear the pharmaceutical company owns the market here. More so than not and other than this post the general response to this prep is negative...Cmon guys..one should not have to tolerate uncomfortable to this degree
I am a 59 year old female weight 130. This is do able. First, have a positive outlook because that will help. Next, drink 8 oz of fluid (water, Gatorade) no coffee or tea every 15 min for 2-3 hours before you start. This will eliminate the cramping. Use a straw, hold your nose and have honey near by to take the bitter taste off your tongue (you know "a spoonful of honey helps the medicine go down"). Do not let go of your nose until finished. This will eliminate the nausea. I did the full dose the first time but only half the second as everything coming out of me is clear. Good lick!
Unless you have a history of polyps or colon cancer you probably won't have another colonoscopy as I don't think medicare will pay after 75.
Suprep Bowel Prep WITHOUT flavor - I swished with Oragel immediately before drinking the Suprep. People - I could NOT taste the drink AT ALL. As a person with ulcerative colitis, colonoscopies have become a yearly trauma. Not anymore. Try this! So happy this popped in my head!! You'll need about 1/2 teaspoon. Swish and then rinse with water (you will not wash the numbing away) then drink Suprep. Completely killed my taste buds.
I took Suprep for my colonoscopy yesterday. I followed the advice of others. I used a straw and I believe a straw is necessary. I drank it as fast as I could so not to prolong it. It helped me to rest, but my rest was brief. I did not think about it when I rested. You must not tell yourself how difficult it will be, or that will make it worse. Have a firm resolve to do this for yourself. Fear and dread will only make the experience more difficult. As an example, people who fear the dentist have a lot more trouble than people like me who have no fear. It does not taste as bad as some say. It is definitely doable. It is better than other methods where more fluid must me swallowed than with Suprep. It really works very well and you will be well prepared for a successful colonoscopy. I am 74 and thin (110 lbs). My side effects were bloating after taking the first dose. I had a brief feeling of dizziness, but it went away quickly. The most important thing to do is drink water and other liquids as directed so that you do not get dehydrated as this will cause real suffering. I did not find it that bad and I will do it again in 5 years when I have to have it done again.
Tastes awful, but does what it's supposed to. Takes about 21-25 gulps to get it down. Good luck. My doctor's orders are different than those on box. Not sure what that calls for.
I just did the first Suprep dose & it was a breeze to get down as I followed 2 helpful hints from my doctor's office: (1) drink with a straw (it keeps the drink's odor away from your nose), I also take a deep breath then hold my breath while sucking up the vile stuff thru the straw (2) suck on a Hall's cough drop as you drink - brilliant!
I suffer from the same and experienced the exact opposite. I have sworn off ever having another colonoscopy again because of it. Even with a family history of colon cancer I'd rather risk it.
I am a 50 year old male and am having my first colonoscopy tomorrow - and drank my first dose of Suprep 2 hours and 20 minutes ago, followed by the 2 16-ounces of water over the next hour, and so far it's been easy. It's had the intended effect and I've had no side effects or discomfort whatsoever. I also didn't mind the taste of it at all, not unlike a gatorade-type drink to my taste buds.
I have done the other prep and while there is a lot of it at one time mixed with crystal light it was easier to take than suprep and actually not more fluid than the two doses of suprep and water. Just the thought of it makes me gag..glad it worked ok for you
Not so bad. After reading all the posts here, I was really frightened. I've done all the other preps before and knew just how AWFUL they were. This stuff wasn't so bad. Had everything down in under an hour. Now I know the next bottle won't be as easy, but this is still a breeze compared to a gallon of pure SALT water. BTW, I never tasted any saltiness to this as others have reported. So really, folks. If you've ever done the other preps, this one is a breeze. No cramps, no nausea, no explosions, no pain! And I suffer from CFS/Fibromyalgia and am in the middle of a major flair.
I am 46 and 118 llbs...I actually thought the same thing...why do you need the same dose as a larger person? It was horrible, and I will request anything else but Suprep.
Are there any petite women in mid 70s who have used Suprep? I am age 74 and weigh 110 lbs. I don't understand why my dose is the same as a young, fit man weighing 250 lbs. or more. If there is a female who is near my age and/or weight please tell me about your experience with Suprep. I would appreciate your input.
Hard to believe in this day and age, that a bowel cleansing technique has to be this barbaric. Are pills and large amounts of water too much to ask for? This stuff is nasty, gag-reflex-inducing and hard to tolerate. But it works.
Did my second dose and could barely finish it...nauseated, bloated, haven't finished my water before my midnight cutoff and it's 11 pm, and I"m exhausted from the first round and now waiting for it to start all over again. I swear, as long as I live, I will never do Suprep again!!!
Suprep sucks! My first colonoscopy is tomorrow morning, and it was difficult to swallow this nonsense. I"m already sick and bloated as it is. Then to have to drink 2 more 16 oz containers of water? I felt chills, bloated, nauseous, etc. I am DREADING the repeat procedure again in 3 hours. And I have not left the toilet! Surely, there must be a better way. No wonder folks avoid colonoscopies!
Did anyone else have to drink mag citrate before an hour before suprep doses??The mag citrate was bad eneough but then to have to follow with the suprep was horrendous.I have never had a worse prep for a test in my life...and I have had several colonoscopies. In this case my cramping was so severe the doctor was afraid my bowel perforated delaying my procedure three hours...I did not get thru second dose and was close to taking myself to the emergency department after first dose was ingested.All in all my results were definitive with advanced crhones disease...I'm certain I will not be a candidate for this prep again..the pain caused by this prep was worse than any flare up I have ever had..There has to be a better solution or at least one in the works..good luck to all!!!
When I took my Suprep I had a glass of cold apple juice next to me. I drank the Suprep through a straw..Awful..like gulp..gulp..gulp the drink some apple juice. Repeat until gone. You would think in this day and age someone could come up with a prep that is tolerable.
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