Colonoscopy Prep

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for colonoscopy prep

I used the prescribed Moviprep for my last colonoscopy prep. It was very hard to drink due to the bad taste. I thought I did a better job drinking the whole preparation this time around and yet after enduring this my bowel was not completely clean. I have just heard about the use of Miralax as a better tasting alternative. Any comments? ## I'm not sure that any laxative or medication really tastes good, unfortunately. Learn more Miralax details here. And I've never tried Miralax. However, you'd need to check with your doctor as to what's okay for you to use for such tests. One tip I can give you when taking something that doesn't take good is to take a deep breath, pinch your nose shut and then swallow it down as fast as you can. Smell is a very large part of taste, ... ...

Updated in MiraLax
inexpensive colonoscopy prep

wow I cant believe my eyes!!! I have ulcerative colitis I was diagnosed with 21 yrs ago. Every 2 years my dr checks me for cancer which means I have at least 10 colonoscopy's....each time I was advised to take magnesium citrate (2 bottles any flavor) and dulcolax tabs 4 in the am, etc, along with clear liquids, popsicles, jello, whatever... Anyway I have never spent more than $15 including the "snacks". I'm not a dr so maybe there's a reason to prescribe this $$$ kit but I would strongly advise asking your dr for a less expensive option. ## Hello, Mika! How are you? Thank you for posting this great advice for others. It is a sad, but true fact that many doctors prescribe the "latest and greatest", without considering the expense to the patient. Doctors are no... ...

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Used MiraLax for colonoscopy prep

I used MiraLax for my colonoscopy prep yesterday. Mixed 238 grams with 64 oz of Lemon-Lime Gatorade G2. I have have 5 of these tests in the past 25 years and this was the best tasting but after 6 of the 8 glasses of 8 oz mixture got very nauseous and threw up 5 times. I was supposed mix another 32 oz later but there was no way I couldn't take any more, canceled my apointment. Feeling about 75% better now after 12 hours. ...

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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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Has anyone used the new SUPREP kit before a colonoscopy? Would like any comments about taste, ease or side effects. Thanks! ## The Suprep kit contains sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate and potassium sulfate, it is used for bowel preparation. It basically works as a laxative. I can't think that combo would taste very well, though I have never used it. The most common listed side effects are: cramping, nausea, vomiting and abdominal discomfort. Does anyone else have anything to add? ## Sulfates have a bitter taste, hence the development of PEG bowel cleansing products without sulfate such as Nulytely or Trilyte. Having said that, Suprep contains both Sucralose and flavoring agents, so it may not taste as bad as has been suggested. It still involves the ingestion of 3 quarts of water, ... ...

Updated in Suprep
 Prepopik Sodium Picosulfate + Magnesium Oxide + Citric Acid

Sodium picosulfate (INN, also known as sodium picosulphate) is a contact stimulant laxative used as a treatment for constipation or to prepare the large bowel before colonoscopy or surgery. It is sold under the trade names Sodipic Picofast, Laxoberal, Laxoberon,[1] Purg-Odan, Picolax, Guttalax, Namilax, Pico-Salax,[2] PicoPrep,[3] and Prepopik,[4] among others. Effects Orally administered sodium picosulfate is generally used ...
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 ... ...

Updated in Prepopik
Suprep Bowel Prep

Does $90.00 sound right for 2 bottles and one cup? ## Suprep is a bowel prep kit that works by cleaning out your bowels for medical procedures, it contains: sodium sulfate, potassium sulfate, and magnesium sulfate. And it is a name brand product that is fairly new to the market, so that price isn't surprising. Are there any other comments or questions? ## The price is out of sight, since the ingredients are inexpensive and the plastic container is also cheap. On the other hand, there are start up costs, advertising fees and regulatory costs, but still $90! There should be no shortage of patients since everybody, it seems,is having a colonoscopy done (and hating every minute of the prep) ## This is a total rip off, my friend has this done and he paid $75 for 2 bottles, and he has rea... ...

Updated in Suprep
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... ...

Updated in Prepopik
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 ...

Updated in Prepopik
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... ...

Updated in Prepopik
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... ...

Updated in Prepopik
Making The Suprep Prep Easy

Get some banana flavored twinpop popsicles and a large straw (like for milkshakes) or use two regular straws. The straws get the Suprep past most of the taste buds. After each gulping session, take a bite of the popsicle. It will totally clear any aftertaste. I got both preps down after four gulping sessions. In about 20 minutes, the sessions on the toilet started. I just entertained myself with my Kindle and cell phone for about an hour or so. Then I had a couple more quick trips.... I asked my gastroenterologist why she did not recommend Suprep for every patient, and she said those who are regular do best with Suprep. I will not dread doing the Suprep for my next colonoscopy (which I have every five years). Also, before starting, I put my aloe moist wipes, jar of Vaseline, Kindle, and... ...

Updated in Suprep
First experience with Suprep

I am having the colonoscopy tomorrow a.m. and will take my first dose of Suprep in about 10 minutes. I had the procedure done about 9 years ago, using the old prep method. Based on what I'm hearing and reading, the Suprep should be a little more tolerable. ## How did it go? Several people have asked about it, but no one has posted back yet to say whether or not they had good results from using it, as compared to the old ones. Learn more Suprep details here. ## The prep was tolerable. No vomiting, no other major problems. The only complaint is that I had to take the second dose at 1 a.m. The first dose was at 4 p.m. i got only 2 hours of good sleep. I was feverish from dehydration, so I got IV fluids right before the procedure started at 8:30 a..m. They gave me propofol and it took 2... ...

Updated in Suprep
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 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... ...

Updated in Prepopik
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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Suprep Bowel Prep Kit Coupon request

My Dr. Prescribed this prior to some procedures. I am on a fixed income and can not afford the 70$ it cost after insurance. My pharmacist suggested I request a coupon. Can you please help with this matter? ## Their website at has a voucher you can print that will you give you 20% off, up to a maximum of $10. To get it you just need to visit their site and sign up on the voucher page. Learn more Suprep details here. Unfortunately, that still doesn't save you much money. You could also try asking your doctor about using a cheaper alternative. Does anyone else have any ideas? ## My dr gave me a sample free. They can order these at little to no cost to them or you. I would talk to them in person. Good luck ## I am having a Colonoscopy on Jan. 13th. 2015 ...

Updated in Suprep
How Early Can You Take The Subprep Day Before

I would like to start the first prep early so I can get to sleep early the night before my colonoscopy. How early can the first dose be taken? ## Hello, Are you referring to the Suprep Bowel Kit? If so, I read that Suprep Bowel Prep Kit should be used as a split-dose regimen, that basically means that you take two 6-ounce bottles of Suprep. The first 6-ounce bottle should be taken the evening prior to your colonoscopy and the second 6-ounce bottle is taken the morning of your colonoscopy. Be sure to drink additional water like the instructions for use recommend. Always follow your doctor’s instructions on when to begin using the Suprep Bowel Prep Kit. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Suprep Details Does this answer you question? Please post back if you need addit... ...

Updated in Suprep
Suprep Manufacturer Coupons Healthcare Professionals

I am looking for a suprep manufacturer coupon. please help me, it seems that this is the one prep for a colonoscopy that will not be harsh on my very sensitive stomach. I dehydrate very easily and need to use this. I've been quoted $93.00 for this by my pharmacy which is an outrageous price. Please help! ## First, check with your doctor's office, they may have a coupon for you there. Second, call other pharmacies in your area and see if they have a better price. Prices for prescription drugs vary greatly from pharmacy to pharmacy. ## There have been several people looking for coupons and discounts for this, but the only one available can only be obtained by healthcare professionals. You can ask your doctor to get one for you by going to and clicking on the section ... ...

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