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Moviprep for Colonoscopy?
Has anyone had any experience with taking Moviprep before a colonoscopy? My colonoscopy is scheduled in a week and a half and I am already dreading the prep as I am terrible at drinking things for tests. I was hoping I could do the miralax prep, but they said this is their preferred prep. Believe it or not, it was hard for me to drink the CT contrast and I couldn't even get all of it down! I have a horrible gag reflex and get nauseated very easily. I would have to assume that it tastes awful like the other ones do. Can it be mixed with anything to make it more palatable? I just hope I can get through the prep so the test can be done. Any serious advice or tips on how to get through the prep would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your help!
badgerfan
03/23/09
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  Try eating lots of ice cubes before you drink the moviprep...that's what i do,i also eat popsicles to get through it...lol...i have had 7 scopes in the pst 10 years,so ive had lots of practice. Im in Canada and the prep solution is called pico salax, but im sure its the same as yours just another name,it is better than the old stuff we used to have to drink...it was so vile. Just drink it fast with your nose plugged,i find that helps and dont think about it too much...i know that's hard not to do though...i wish i could help you more.I also find mixing it with other liquids just makes it worse and prolongs the procedure...lol...so i take it straight...and invent new swear words after words...it helps...lol.
stella
03/23/09
Colonoscopy colyte prep question?!?
I started taking 2 dulcolax at 12pm today and then the other 2 dulcolax at 2pm, and by 5( when I had to start drinking the prep) it was already working.
Basically, by the 1st liter and half, my bm's we're running clear. It's just clear liquid with nothing at all solid in it, but it has a yellow tint.

Does that mean I need to drink more of the prep or is tinted liquid ok?

sorry for the description but my appt is in the morning and need to know what to do so I won't risk having to go on home and do this again,
thanks!!!
Another thing- I have a lot of food allergies and don't eat a lot, and I don't eat junk foods, so I feel like it just cleaned me out faster than others.
sten213
01/06/11
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Is the preparation for a colonoscopy really horrible?
He has been told to take 2 dulcolax and a prescription liquid prep called "MoviPrep"
I'm taking my husband in for one on Friday and he is dreading the day before prep. He's worried that it's going to make him sick and cause a lot of stomach pain. He's hardly worried at all about the procedure itself!

Can anyone with experience let me know what the "day before" is really like? Any advice to share? Thanks.
Arabella
05/20/09
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  No, been through both, endoscopy and colonscopy. As you know you have to clean the bowel out, hence the dulcolax and moviprep. Then they take you in, knock you out and when you comes around, well have the urge to wanna go to the loo and so you go.
The day before, you are just taking the prescribed drugs and that is it, wait for the bowel to empty.
gillianprowe
05/20/09
bad colonoscopy prep?
Anyone else have a bad experience using a colonoscopy prep, like Osmoprep, the pills?
Tami N
06/03/09
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  I haven't tried the pills or the gallons of PEG. I was using the Fleet Phospha Soda. Now, that option has been removed because Fleet has removed the product from the market. Not sure what I'll do because as for GoLytle and the other PEGs "Hommie don't play dat"
Póg Mo Thóin
06/05/09
colyte prep before a laproscopy?
Hi All,I have a laproscopy for endometriosis scheduled day after and my doc has asked me to do the colyte prep tomorrow. I am terribly worried on having to do it. I also have severe ulcers in my stomach and I am wondering what would happen if I feel severe gastritis at the night (I wont be eating anything and I cant eat anything till the next day morning as well). Any ideas??? Please please please advice...
Unity
09/02/09
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  Plan on making lots of visits to the bathroom!
Oreo Schmoreo
09/02/09
Is there any colonoscopy prep one can take without taking Bisacodyl tablets?
Looking for a colonoscopy prep without having to take Bisycodyl Tablets. Also without the polyethylene glycole, sodium bicaronate,
sodium chloride, polyethylene glycol 3350, and potassium chloride, as I can't tolerate them. :-(
Thanks for the prompt responses...I'm seeing my gastro doc next week and will inquire about these alternatives!
Gratefully,
Lida
lidarose1
08/14/08
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  Fleet Phosho Soda (or generic) the active ingredients are Monobasic Sodium Phosphate Monohydrate, 7.2 g and Dibasic Sodium Phosphate Heptahydrate, 2.7 g

It is a 1.5 oz bottle and you take 2 doses 4 to 5 hours apart. The instructions call for it to be mixed in an 8 oz clear beverage. It is real salty so I have tried it with margarita mix and chugged it. I usually immediately follow it with Gatorade ot PowerAde so as to not deplete my electrolytes. I have also chugged the bottle straight (like a shot) and then chased it with a clear flavored liquid.

There is a warning if you already have heart disease or kidney failure. DO NOT cheat on the clear diet or beverages because it works by drawing water to your intestines. Remember to drink lots of clear liquid, eat Jell-O and stay close to the commode. If you consume the clear diet you will be fine.

Everyone I know says this is the least disgusting of the preps.
Póg Mo Thóin
08/15/08
Colonoscopy prep question...?
I had a colonscopy scheduled for tomorrow. This is my second attempt. The first time I couldn't stand the taste of the liquid you had to drink, so I had to cancel. Now tomorrow I have one and the prep was the visicol tablets. I couldn't swallow the pills (have trouble with them) and I have anxiety so it makes trying even harder. I attempted to crush them up, but I'm back to square one with the taste. Please, does anyone know if there are ANY other routes. I mean, I know there probably isn't, but any advice. I'm only 20, but my mother died of colon cancer at 43 and they want to check me soon. Any advice please!
Also, I managed to get down about 12 pills through crushed form, but I just can't take any more. I am too sick. I have 28 in total that I am supposed to take.
It's a secret...
02/28/07
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  I found that when I added the salty nasty liquid to stuff that was supposed to be salty such as chicken broth I could drink it better also lemon lime soda the carbonation made it easier to hide the flavor I was also very very sick from the prep.
grizzliesgurl
02/28/07
Colonoscopy question?
Colonoscopy prep question...?
I had a colonscopy scheduled for tomorrow. This is my second attempt. The first time I couldn't stand the taste of the liquid you had to drink, so I had to cancel. Now tomorrow I have one and the prep was the visicol tablets. I couldn't swallow the pills (have trouble with them) and I have anxiety so it makes trying even harder. I attempted to crush them up, but I'm back to square one with the taste. Please, does anyone know if there are ANY other routes. I mean, I know there probably isn't, but any advice. I'm only 20, but my mother died of colon cancer at 43 and they want to check me soon.Also, I managed to get down about 12 pills through crushed form, but I just can't take any more. I am too sick. I have 28 in total that I am supposed to take. Any advice please!
It's a secret...
02/28/07
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  I am very sorry for your loss. My own father died from colon cancer so you have my deepest sympathy. It is difficult to lose a parent to such a hideous disease. As you know, there are genetic risks of getting colon cancer. You probably have a lot of anxiety about the test and what you will do if it is positive for polyps or other abnormal tissue. It is something that you will have to face. The colonoscopy itself will not hurt. You will be sedated. If your colon is not clean enough, though, the gastroenterologist will have to take longer flushing the colon with water and the test may not be as thorough. The colon must be completely empty.

The liquid can be flavored with different flavor packets. You may ask your pharmacist for the flavor you prefer. A laxative such as Phospho soda will not sufficiently flush fecal matter from the intestines. When you finish the prep, you should be expelling an almost clear water.

Some people find that Coke or Pepsi somewhat temporarily numbs the taste buds. You should be able to consume liquids on the day of your bowel prep. Check with your physician to see if it would be permissible to sip Coke or Pepsi.

You may just have to grin and bear the yukky taste.

Virtual colonoscopy
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/virtualcolonoscopy/
is available in a handful of boutique screening centers around the country and in a number of hospitals where patients who don’t want or can’t tolerate conventional colonoscopy have the option of paying out of pocket for the noninvasive version. Most people receiving the screening, however, are high-risk patients in clinical trials designed to test whether CT colonography is ready for prime time. But the bad news is that you still have to do the bowel prep...

Screening for colorectal cancer has proven to be effective in reducing mortality from the disease that will kill nearly 57,000 Americans this year. Yet less than half of those who should be screened have ever had any type of screening.
cherylyoung
02/28/07
The dreaded colonoscopy?
I have to do a cleanse prep...does anyone know how much the prescription for Nulytely costs?
Sara S
01/10/09
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  $0. Free from your medical centre. Least ways it is in Australia. Not sure if your are in some other less fortunate country.
John
01/11/09
Is the prep Nulytely for colonoscopy procedure really taste that bad?
I keep reading how terrible it tastes and now I am already dreading it.
Jen
04/27/09
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  It tastes bad and has the consistency of mucus or slime. Feel better? Tell your doctor to give your something else to clean the bowels.
Póg Mo Thóin
04/29/09
i have allergy to iodine ( lugols/surg prep.) Gastrografin needed for ct scan. is it safe for me to take?
Pysgodyn
07/29/11
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I have to drink the golytely product for a colonoscopy prep.?
Can anyone tell me any ideas for it to taste better or get down all that liquid so fast without vomiting? Thank you!
Shelley
10/02/10
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  I can't do that stuff. I drink and drink then throw it up. There are other things the Dr. can give you that work almost as well......just drink lots of water to make up the difference and follow the diet exactly.
dadnbob
10/02/10
How long should it take to drink colonoscopy prep?
I started drinking around 6:30pm and I was finished by 8:50pm. Is this okay? Its a gallon of the Colyte. Right now the poo is clear/yellow liquid...will it get clearer or is this okay?
KM82
12/11/07
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  It sounds like you may have taken a bit longer than is usually recommended, but a clear, yellow liquid is what the normal end result should be.

Edit: I think 8 oz. every 10 minutes until finished is recommended, so that would take about the 2 hours, 20 minutes you took to finish a 4 liter dose.
DaveNCUSA
12/11/07
Colonoscopy Prep - Colyte Alternative?
Colyte causes nausea and is out of the question. What to do?
Ryan
07/17/09
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  This isn't that difficult if you stand up for your rights. Try this "Doc, we have a problem. I am not going to drink that slime. You need to prescribe me a solution that doesn't involve any of the PEG type preps. This is not open to discussion." It worked for me. There are lots of doctors interested in the patients concerns and wishes. If yours isn't one of them politely say "Doc perhaps it's best we end this now. I need to find a doctor who is listening to me because it appears your not it." You'll either get the doctor's attention or fire them.

If you are afraid to speak up you take what's they give you.
Póg Mo Thóin
07/19/09
How do you beat the endo ms contin pill matrix?
If you heat it.It will gel up. If you just add water it will gel up.The coating is all the way though the pill so you cant just wipe off the shell.Does any one know how to prep these? crisping wont work.
Mark
07/30/09
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  ask on this site:www.erowid.org
or erowid vault:all drugs/meds listed.
b_bardi99
07/30/09

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