Prepopik (Thread 240234)

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Carol Says:
Has anyone in the US used this yet for colonscopy and what did it cost?

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Johnny Says:
I've used this Prep and it was wonderful. It tasted like orange soda and was very small. I undergo routine colonoscopies and have now finally found my prep of choice because it taste great and is tiny. Suprep & Moviprep = YUK!!!

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Carol Says:
Thanks, Johnny, was that in the US? and what did it cost? I really don't care if it is easy to use. I may need to convince my Gastro in some way.

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mika Says:
I used prepopik yesterday. It tastes like unsweetened lemonade with LOTS of artificial sweetener. Like lemon koolaid without sugar. Texture is good though, not thick or slimey. Mix with refridgerated cold water, not tap water and stir well. Drink with a straw. Brush your teeth and tongue after drinking to get rid of taste. You won't want lemonade after drinking this. Does not make you feel sick. I drank apple juice, hot tea, hot vegetable broth, smart water with electrolytes, coconut water, etc. Helps to mix up your drinks every hour. Drink at least 8 ounces per hour.
Cost $90 or so at Costco. Expensive, but worth it. Would use it again.
Also was not hard on my stomach. Took about 5 hours for the first dose to kick in, but once it did turned everything to liquid. Did not give me stomach cramps.
Advise you to take both doses on day before. I took first at noon and second at 6:00 pm. Must be taken at leat 6 hours apart. Even with this, I got up ever hour or so at night. My procedure was at 9:00, so there wasn't time to do a split dose, one the day before and one the day of. I still think I would do it all the day before, I still was going in the morning, until I had the procedure.
Some other advice. Use cottonelle or another brand wet wipes. Charmin ultra soft and/or cottonelle with Aloe (green label) toilet paper. Also once it starts working, put some vaseline on the area to keep it from burning when you go.
Another tip is to cut down on your eating a few days before. Cut out high fiber foods, nuts, seeds, meats, etc. Look up" low residue die"t to see what you should avoid.

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Johnny Cakes Says:
Yes it's in the US! Cost outweighs the taste and volume of the other available preps by far!

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Carol Says:
Thanks for the info. My procedure will not be until at least 2PM so it would probably be better if I took the second dose in the AM, don't you think?

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Verwon Says:
I am glad that someone posted back with the pricing information, as I was unable to find it, since this is so new to the U.S. market.

But yes, that price is much better than many of the others and it seems many people have trouble properly using some of the others to get the desired results.

Learn more Prepopik details here.

Carol, how did the procedure go?

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Carol Says:
My procedure is not till Feb. Walgreens wanted $96 so I held back. My doctor was not aware of the product and did write a prescription for me and said I could be his guinea pig but after seeing the price and I went and got the free one at his office which is Suprep. Anyone used this? I may still pay the money and get the other or I may write the company and see if they will send a sample or rep to my doctor. Have a little time.

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Valerie Says:
My colonoscopy is not til in March 2013. I was given the box of the Prepopik freely by the colonoscopy center. I was instructed to purchase one 10 oz bottle of the magnesium citrate which I did. My instructions are to drink the 10 oz bottle of citrate, a bit later drink the 5 oz of Prepopik and some hours later, the second 5 oz of Prepopik. The box of Prepopik states orange flavor. It contains two powder packets and a cup with a 5 and 8 oz fill line. So obviously 5 oz each time is a lot better than drinking a gallon of other stuff. You do drink your choice of clear liquids after each packet consumption of Prepopik to stay hydrated. I would at least ask your doctor if he has the free sample box he can give you. That way, it won't cost you anything. You might even try walking into the colonoscopy center where your test will be conducted, and ask for it there. Doesn't hurt to ask.

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Bob in Chicago Says:
Took my first dose of prepopik just now. I was dreading it. Cannot believe how ez it was. Very tolerable, not the least unpleasant. Orangey taste and texture of water, not thick at all. Now I will sit back, drink plenty of clear fluids WITHOUT nasty taste or thickness and drink second dose in 6 hours. Just hope it cleans me out because if it does, lI will buy stock in the company. When I say EZ prep, I mean EZ prep. Bought it all Walgreens, price is $96 but with my Blue Cross, I paid $12.50.

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Tina Says:
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the posts. I had my colonoscopy yesterday and used the prepopik prep. I was a little (ok, a lot) nervous as this was my 1st colonoscopy. I was pretty anxious over the prep since it is relatively new in the U.S. so it was a HUGE help to read these reviews. Since I basically have to force myself to drink fluids, I opted for the prepopik prep which I took in the split dose (5 oz.) per dose according to my physician's directions. Wow .. no stomach cramps, bloating, or any.other major discomfort. This was definitely much easier than I had expected.

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Tina Says:
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P.S. the rx cost me $94 at walgreens .. a little pricey but well worth it.

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Shannon Says:
I am 19 years old and was prescribed Prepopik. This is my first colonoscopy due to health issues, but I honestly really did not like it. I am not much of a citrus person so the taste made me gag. I am sure Prepopik is better than many other solutions and at my Pharmacy it only cost $40.

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Camille Says:
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Just had a colonoscopy and used this med. it was actually pleasant tasting and very quick to drink only 5oz of the solution. Tastes like sprite and 7up mixed. No side effects at all and I cut my food intake in half a week before starting the med and only white foods like mashed potatoes and chicken

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Aubrey Says:
I started my Prepopik last night around 6PM as instructed. Just now finished my second does at 5Am. My procedure is at 10.00Am. I paid 20.00 for my prep because my GI gave me a 20% off coupon. I would definitely ask for one since it seems a lot of y'all are paying very high co pays for this prep. I really really hope this fully cleans me out because right now I'm still having dark watery semi chunks coming out. I've had a total of 18 colonoscopies and upper endos since I was 18 so I am no newcomer to this. So far I have been extremely pleased with the product and never ever want to do Nulightly or golightly ever again after this one if it works! No terrible bloating or vomiting and pooing out both ends from this one!!! So much easier!!!!

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Nicole Says:
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I will NEVER take this stuff again I took my first dose at 4:30pm around 7:00pm it started to work it is now 9:15pm and I have so much stomach pain and cant stop vomiting! And the taste of it was nasty!

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MML Says:
Did it totally work for you?

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Carol Says:
I can't understand what Nicole is referring to. Prepopik does not taste bad at all. Apparently she has never had the other things for prep. Now those taste bad. It was the easiest prep I have ever had. I did add 2 Dulcolax at bedtime thought since I didn't feel cleaned out and my appt wasn't till the afternoon. I, also, have a very slow system. I was really cleaned out according to the doctor.

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Nicole Says:
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No I have never had any other preps before. Although they are most likely nasty. I thought the prepopik was nasty I'm not a fan of orange flavor anything but mostly I didn't like this stuff because it had me very sick bad stomach cramps and couldn't stop vomiting . It was not a good experience for me and would never do this again

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Carol Says:
I would say then that there must be something in it that you are allergic to because the difference between this and the others are like night and day. Hopefully, you won't need another one very soon cause I can tell you they are 100 times worse than this which I found really easy and tasty. The others all gag me immediately plus you had to drink like 64 oz of the crud.

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MML Says:
I had my first experience with Prepopik this week. It sort of tasted like fizzy Crystal Light lemonade. I don't really like Crystal Light, but knowing how much worse it could have been, I was pleased. And you only have to drink 5 oz (twice), and then the other required liquid is whatever you like. Cream soda was my beverage of choice!

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