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Prepopik Laxative

Has anyone in the US used this yet for colonscopy and what did it cost? ## 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!!! ## 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. ## 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 ...

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Prepopik not working, what should i do?

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! ## 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. ## This is very discouraging! I ...

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Prepopik is by far THE BEST BOWEL PREP!!!!!!

Prepopik is by far the best and most tolerable bowel prep for colonoscopy! I have tried 3 others in the past, including the pill form, and this new prep was the best for the following reasons: 1. Split dosing, 5 ozs, 5 hours apart. Least amount to have to get down (10 ozs total) 2. No salty, gritty taste. Not thick, actually tastes just like orange soda, very palatable! The prep is what hindered me in going back for my follow up c'scpe until now. ## I forgot to say ask for a coupon for Prepopik from your doctor. ## For bowel prep this worked wonderfully. Took the split dose method at 8pm and 3am for an early morning procedure. 1st dose chased with 24oz of water and 16 more oz within the hour and I was having bowel movements by 45 minutes. I did have to use Vaseline on my second dose...

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preopik and atelenol and lorazapam

would like to know if others have taken their atelenol while during the prepopik prep for a colonoscopy. says online not to take this med in the morning of the procedure and I have to have it. ## There are other ways to procedures to check for colon cancer. I am unable to drink the jug of liquid given. Check with your gastroenterologist. ## Hello, Henry! How are you? If the instructions say not take it that morning, it would be best to follow them. You can always take your dose later, after the procedure. A few hour delay shouldn't really hurt anything. But it is always best to double check with your doctor to be sure. I've had various medical events that required my delaying my blood pressure and heart medications, for a few hours and my cardiologist never worried about it. Jus...

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Used Prepopik

I had my first colonoscopy yesterday. Used Prepopik, got as free sample from GI doc. I was freaking out from all reviews on this product. I took this advice and it seemed to work for me: following a low residue diet 3 days prior to procedure&1 day prior only clear liquids. I started really hydrating with pedialyte, propel,& other clear liquids 3 days prior to test. I got a prescription for Zofran to help with nausea. Took 1 of those about an hour before each dosage of prep was due. Make sure you chill water so you've got really cold water to mix the powder in. Drink the prep through a big straw. The first sip wasn't horrible but then I caught sense of that sour-ish fruit aftertaste,& that almost made me choke. I had results about 30 minutes after starting. I noticed ...

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Prepopik doesn't work!

My husband began the entire process with Prepopik at 6:00 pm and another dose at 2:00 am before his procedure at 9:30 am. It's now 6:44 am about 12 hours since the first dose and NO ACTION YET! OMG! Now what? Cancel procedure that takes forever to schedule? We will not waste money on a procedure if my husband is not cleaned out! Prepopik is not working! ## Hi Judy, Sorry to hear about your husband's experience with Prepopik... It seems to work well for some individuals and not very promising for others. If you have a spare moment I'd encourage you to browse through the following "Prepopik Discussion Thread" here for advice and opinions from those who've already taken it. I realize your post was from about a month ago, but hopefully some comments in there will hel...

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Prepopik vs Miralax prep

I have a new colostomy and must have a colonoscopy that goes to it and my bottom. Other ostomates have said they had a good experience with Miralax as a prep. Has anyone used both Miralax and Prepokik and can you tell me which was easier? Would the result be different for someone with a stoma? Please share your experience and opinions. I am SO nervous. Thank you. ## Hi Annie, While I don't have personal experience with these preps, I did want to see if I could help by linking you to the largest discussion thread taking place here with 267 comments that provide patient feedback on Prepokik. Source: Prepopik Discussion Thread Perhaps posting your inquiry there would attract the type of responses you're looking for... Additionally, if you run a search here on MedsChat for "Mira...

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Prepopiik worked Fine.

I used Go Lightly 7 years ago and it worked but it tasted horrible and I had a stomach ache from it. My friend used Prepopik and she related how easy it was. I just returned from my colonoscopy and I was cleaned out fine. I was allowed a very small, protein breakfast of one egg, white toast and plain yogurt. I finished this at 6:15 AM. I drank 32 oz. of fluid thru 11:30 AM and then took the first pack of Prepopik. (followed by 5 -8 oz glasses of additional liquid. It took until 2 pm for it to begin working. At 4:30 I took the second dose(and 3 more 8 oz glasses of liquid) and was done by 8 PM. I was up two times(at night) to use the bathroom after that. My appointment was at 6:30 AM today and all was fine. This prep was much more tolerable and I will utilize it again. I have gluten issues

Pico Salax vs Prepopik

I am to undergo a colonoscopy using the Prepopik packets. Supposedly PicoSalax is the same medicine under a different name out of Canada. Is this absolutely true and would I be preparing the best I can using PicoSalax? Prepopik is available in 12mg doses, PicoSalax in 10mg...any difference? Thanks! the difference in cost is substantial...$117 Preppie vs $48 PicoSalax..not sure of shipping costs ## Hi suegue, From what I could gather, both medications do seem identical. However I haven't actually come across Prepopik being available in 12mg doses. Looking at the manufacturer's product page, Prepopik reportedly contains the following set of active ingredients: Sodium Picosulfate (10 milligrams) + Magnesium Oxide (3.5 grams) + Anhydrous Citric Acid (12 grams). Pico-Salax on the oth...

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is there a generic for prepopik

Just wanted to know if anyone knows if there is a generic for prepopik. I got to buy this product with as little expense as I can. ## No, I'm sorry, there is not. The best suggestion I can make is to speak to your doctor about using a cheaper alternative. Is there anything else I can help with? ## It was just approved in the U S last year. You can find it cheap in Canada since it has been available there for years. Different name. ## Canadian version is Pico-Salax. Worked perfectly

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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 the results I have had with other preps. Second dose is due in about three hours. I have had nothing but clear liquids since yesterday afternoon. My appointment is for 2:30 today, but if there is not more cleansing before then, I can't imagine I can proceed with it. The preparation was certainly easier to take than other preparations I have had, but the slow, weak action probably outweighs the benefits. Even if it ends up working (and it had better, soon!), being up all night worrying is worse than taking an old-fashioned, bad tasting prep and just getting it over with. If I have to cancel, I will have to fast and try this over again. I will ask for another prep nex...

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administering prepopik what are the best times to take for a 9 00 am colonoscopy

my doctor wants me to take at 4pm and at 10pm and drink 5 8oz glasses of liquid after each dose. That would have me going to sleep at 3 am. Is this necessary ## Hello, Ellen! How are you? It would be best to follow your doctor's instructions for the proper way to take it. But, if you can't do so, then you may want to give them a call and see what your alternatives might be. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## Prepopik is what I'm taking and it's making my stomach very uneasy. And I'm having a hard time drinking the water some one help me ## Is Pico Salax available in 12 mg form? I am having a colonoscopy in the US where Prepopic is used. I found PicoSalax is the same preparation under a different name in Canada. In the US the same packet is $117 vx Canada $...

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Concern about timing for Prepopik

My doctor prescribed Prepopik prior to my colonoscopy. He said the first dose should be at 4 p.m. and the second one at 10 p.m. I'm concerned I'll be going all night and still be going in the morning. My procedure is at 9 am about half an hour from my house. Anyone have any advice? ## Hi Scott, Have you had a look at any other Prepopik discussion boards here? Posted below is one of the most active threads I've been following (with nearly 230 responses) that may contain some useful information pertaining your situation: Discuss/Prepopik-240234.htm I'm also pretty certain that someone in that thread can better address your question based on their personal experience. Just wanted to pass this along as I've never actually taken Prepopik myself, but thought I could at lea...

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Prepopik prep

My GI prescribed Prepopik at my request - it sounded easier than the other options. My instructions are to take the first dose at 5 pm the night before, and the second 4 hours before my procedure. I am a little concerned about this second dose - it will take us an hour to get to the clinic, and there are few options for emergency bathroom stops along the way. Is the reaction to the second dose less urgent than it is for the first? I plan on asking the clinic nurse about my concerns next week (procedure is next Friday afternoon) - I would be more comfortable doing the second dose early Friday morning. But I wanted to hear from some of you that have used this stuff. I do plan on doing the low residue diet next week - my clinic only requires a low fiber diet 7 days before (no seeds or nuts...

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Highly recommend Prepopik

Had my first colonoscopy and used Prepopik. It was wonderful! I really didn't want to do this and was not going to drink the gallon of horrible stuff that my husband had to drink. The Doctor recommended using Prepopik and it made it really easy. It took about an hour after the first dose to start working and it wasn't bad at all. I would highly recommend this product. ## Hi Betty, Glad to hear about your positive experience with Prepopik! It sounds like a real winner compared to a lot of the reviews I've seen on other bowel prep kits. Do you happen to recall what the name of the product was that your husband had to take? It seems many people here on the site are raving about other similar options such as Suprep, but when it comes to these products I wouldn't know what to...

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No results after 2nd dose of prep. Anyone else have this lack of response?

I have taken both doses of prepopik. First dose at 5pm, second at 11pm. Followed all instructions. Drank all water after each does. Been drinking constantly since 8am this morning. 1 1/2hrs Afte rthe 2nd dose and still no results. Anyone else have this happen? This is my 3rd colonoscopy and I have never had this issue before. ## Hello, Deb! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem you're having. Has there been any change? That seems very unusual. I wonder if you might have gotten a bad batch. Have you contact your doctor? You may need to try something else. Have you used this one before? Is there a chance that you have an obstruction? The FDA lists the typical side effects of Prepopik as possibly including nausea, headache and vomiting.

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i understand that its availble in Canada. But goes by a differant name. Do you know what it is called? I was happy to hear that there is a new cranberry flavor. 2nd ? If a pt has insurance does a pharmacy dicount cards work on this prep?? ## Hi Sue, Based on my research, Prepopik is reportedly available in Canada under the brand name "Pico-Salax". And to answer your other question about using pharmacy discount cards along with insurance - When I look at many of these pharmacy discount cards they often make a statement noting that "this card is not intended to act as a replacement for insurance" - so my understanding is that the discount therefore isn't associated with an insurance policy. That being said, I don't see any reason why insurance and savings cards can...

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I am allergic to sulfa and pennicillin. Can I take prepopik that has sodium picosulfate

I was given this prep to use for a colonoscopy (Prepopik). I always tell my doctors that I am allergic to sulfa and penicillin and I know they do not have the time to research all meds at the office visit. Several years ago, I was given Hydrodiuril which had hydrochlorothiazide in it. It was a dedicated nurse that found out why I had such a reaction to Hydrodiuril. I ended up in ICU for 3 days. I am afraid of taking any kind of new medication because of the preservatives, etc. ## Hi Carmen, I actually came across an interesting article about sufla and sulfite allergies that mentioned how "antibiotic-based" sulfonamides are reported to be structurally different from "non-antibiotic" sulfonamides. Concluding that "antibiotic-based" sulfonamides are much more likely...

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