Prepopik Not Working, What Should I Do?

8 Replies Updated

Conversation Starter

Jon Says:

Took this stuff at 6:30 pm and its now 11:06 pm and not much is happening. All the anticipation for this procedure and now it doesn't seem to be working. I'm supposed to take the next dose at 7 a.m., hope something gets it going. Have to report for the colonoscopy at 11:15 a.m.. So far, Im not impressed. Just want to get this over with!

Showing Replies 1 - 8 of 8 RSS Feed

of 1    
Roy Says:

Hi Jon, hope that everything went well after your wrote this. Did you end up going after your second dose (or even before)? You're supposed to drink a lot of water with this, did you follow the general recommendation (per medline plus) of drinking five 8- ounce (240 mL) drinks of clear liquid within 5 hours of the dose? Please let me know how it went (no pun intended), and hope that you're feeling fine.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Jane Says:
via mobile

This is very discouraging! I took my first dose at 6pm and NOTHING has happened. I have spent a lot of time in the bathroom peeing from all the water but that's it. I haven't had anything solid since Monday night. The instructions said take the second dose at 10pm if no bowel movement had occurred. It is now 1am and I still haven't had any bowel movement, not even the urge. I am scheduled for my colonoscopy and endoscopy at 12:30om. My husband took off work, I changed my child care schedule changed another appointment to get this procedure. The Dr gave me the Prepopik like he was doing me a favor. I would rather have paid for the nasty stuff I had last time than deal with this mess. I am not happy!

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Jan Says:
via mobile

Yes! I had the same problem. I was shocked when NOTHING WAS HAPPENING!! You rearranged your whole life for this procedure and your not going to be able to have it because the doc will just say " no, we can't do it "..... you'll have to do it all over another day

Was this helpful?     0     0  
ISE Says:
via mobile

Jon, Have you called the Pharmacy and talked to the Pharmacist? They tend to know more about the drugs than the Drs do. Just a suggestion.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Jan Says:
via mobile

Re: ISE (# 4)

No I didn't, but that's a good idea. I think I will. Good suggestion.

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Roy Says:

Jan, if you do call the pharmacist, can you please tell me what they say?

Was this helpful?     0     0  
Jan Says:
via mobile

Re: Roy (# 1)

No. They went ahead with procedure but when they finished the doctor said I wasn't clean enough and we had to do it again in a few months.


Was this helpful?     0     0  
Roy Says:

Geez, sorry to hear that. I wonder why it didn't work as advertised the first time? Here is some information about Preparing for a Colonscopy from Harvard Health:


A few days before the colonoscopy procedure - Start eating a low-fiber diet: no whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, or raw fruits or vegetables.

The day before the colonoscopy procedure - Don't eat solid foods. Instead, consume only clear liquids like clear broth or bouillon, black coffee or tea, clear juice (apple, white grape), clear soft drinks or sports drinks, Jell-O, popsicles, etc.

The day of the colonoscopy procedure - As on the previous day, clear liquid foods only. Don't eat or drink anything two hours before the procedure.

Bowel prep

The afternoon or evening before the colonoscopy, drink a liquid that will trigger bowel-clearing diarrhea. The exact colonoscopy prep instructions depend on the bowel prep your doctor prefers, the time of your colonoscopy, and any prior experience you've had with colon preps (if one didn't work before, you'll likely be prescribed a different one).

The preferred method is known as split dosing. You take half the prep the night before the procedure and the other half about six hours before it. It may clean the colon more thoroughly compared to taking all the prep the day before the procedure.

Source: https:/­/­­diseases-and-conditions/­preparing-for-a-colonoscopy

Editor's note: We have updated information in this message to make it more accurate. The original user posted details which were not proper recommendations.

Was this helpful?     0     0  

Viewing page 1 of 1     Reply

More Discussions:

percocet aint working for me anymore what should I do?
I had a car accident back in 1993 and I have 5 pinched nerves really really bad I've been taking percocets since 199... 4 replies
What do I do? Subutex not working anymore!
"I've been using 8mg of Subutex for about a year now and it no longer gives me any type of relief. Would increas... 5 replies
My oxycodone is not working, what do i do?
I have been on opiates for over 10 years now and after refining the dosage amount finally found at sweet zone at 135mgs ... 43 replies
my oxycodone is not working - what do I do?
Is there anything that would help with arthritis and body pain that's felt all over? My oxycodone is not working. ##... 1 reply
useing of regestrone was not working what to do please suggest
Hello sir am taking regestrone 5mg for not having period. But I it is not working as per my concern. So please tell what... 2 replies
should I stop taking hetrazan 100 if it is not working
My dr prescribed me hetrazan 100 for 21 days (thrice in a day) for heavily sneezing, mucus, and congestion, but after 6 ...
what if the prescribed amount is not working
I am prescribed gabapentin 300mg capsule and 400mg capsule. I'm supposed to take two 300mg twice a day for 7 days. T... 15 replies
what can i take for this toothache cause nothing is working
I chipped my front tooth a while back and now it is killing me. I have taken any and everything I could think of but not... 2 replies
what do u have to see to know if fertomid pills are really working
I am taking fertomid pills. But now I've been getting headaches and dizziness, also vomiting. I am experiencing a lo... 2 replies
Very worried. Prepopik not doing much 9.5 hours after I took it.
I took my first dose of Prepokik 9.5 hours ago (10PM) and it has produced one minor bowel movement, nothing resembling t... 2 replies

Post a Reply

No registration needed.
Simply fill out the form below.



 Optional, stays hidden.
Get notified when a reply is posted here.

4) Text Verification: *
Prevents SPAM.

Show Verification Text

with the privacy policy (20210315).

This form will be submitted securely
Privacy policy cookies information


Discussion Thread Guidelines: Any participation in the discussion threads signifies your agreement with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. (1) Act civilized and be respectful towards others. No profanity, vulgarity or lewd / suggestive content is allowed. (2) Posts encouraging, facilitating, or seeking advice about the abuse of medications or other substances are prohibited. (3) Personal contact information (such as telephone numbers, email addresses, etc) is not allowed to appear on our discussion threads. (4) We do not allow our forums to be used for buying, selling, trading, or for the promotion of a product or service. (5) Posting external links to other web sites is not allowed without our prior approval. (6) We reserve the right to edit or remove content which we find objectionable to the community at our sole discretion.

Note: All times displayed are GMT - 7.

This information has been independently compiled and is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice from a qualified healthcare professional; nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. For more details please see the Medical Disclaimer. This page was last updated on 20 April 2018.

We are committed to your privacy.

Copyright © 2005-2021 All Rights Reserved. MedsChat® is a registered trademark of Limelight Innovations L.L.C. 9888 W Belleview Ave #5000, Denver, CO, 80123, USA