I am due for a colonocopy in late October. I have requested a prescription for Prepopik, the new colon prep drug that has just been approved by the FDA here in the U.S (it is supposed to be available on October 2). My doctor's assistant was very reluctant and keeps trying to steer me to use Golytely which isn't going to happen. In the past, I have tossed that prescription and gone with 2 days of liquid diet, lots of ducolax tablets and 2 bottles of mag citrate with 1/2 gallon of clear liquids the night before. So far, its worked for the 2 colonocopies I have had even though the doctor was happy about it.
I want to try the Prepopik because it only requires drinking 10 oz of the drug followed by 64 oz. of other clear liquids. I wanted to know from the Canadian folks if this stuff works well and if you have any suggestions in using it. Also, how does it taste and what is the texture like? If the taste or texture is nasty, I can't keep it down. It comes back up as fast as I can swallow it. I have trouble with the mag citrate, but if I can chase it with something else to cover the taste, I can usually keep most of it down. If I can go to something that is only 10 oz, I think it will be a lot easier.
11/08 stage 2 breast cancer
completed chemo 6/09
diagnosed 1/11 stage 3B CC
4 rounds FOLFOX followed by 6 rounds Xeloda
Pet scan 10/11 - NED
CT Scan 1/12, 4/12; 11/12 - NED
7/13 - recurrence - 1cm lesion left lung; VATS 7/13