Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

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Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Postby ASTEPHENS33 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:41 pm ... =DTC_Brand - I just heard about this from someone else that gave it high marks. I need to have colonoscopies yearly, so am always interested in easier preps. Anyone else have experience?

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Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Postby Utwo » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:25 pm

Prepopik is the same as Pico-salax.

Please search for "prep" and you will find several previous discussions.
Read them carefully and you will notice that people have different preferences.
On one of this threads you can find a link to a .pdf document describing pros and cons of 4 different types of preparations.

Bottom line: prep based on PEG 3350 and mineral salts is universally dispised.
All other preps (including preps based on PEG 3350 and Gatorade) have their fans.
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Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Postby michelle c » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:48 am

I have had quite a few colonoscopies over the last eight years and the prep gets harder for me to tolerate. Just thinking about it now makes me shudder :) I get so nauseous that it is almost impossible to keep it down and even drink it in the first place. I feel so sick that I'm unable to drink other fluids in an attempt not to get dehydrated. I always end up with a migraine too. I knew that I would never be able to have another if I had to drink that awful prep ever again :shock: I let my GI doctor know about the intolerance that I had developed and she suggested that I take tablets next time. She said that there are 32 tablets that I would have to take and that I would have to consume fluids with them....but I it would have to be much easier and better than that ghastly, awful prep, surely :) I am going to try them next time for sure! :D
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Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Postby ASTEPHENS33 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:01 pm

The pills are called osmoprep. I have yearly colonoscopies and is what I use. They are reasonably easy to swallow and then you drink lots of water. Insurance doesn't cover most of the cost, though. I'm out of pocket about $200, but its worth it to me. Might try the prepopik next time. More expensive that golytley, but cheaper

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Re: Prepopik - colonoscopy prep

Postby chrissyrice » Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:36 pm

I have used Prepopik 2 to 3 times and it works great and you won't get sick or crampy ... at least I didn't and I won't use anything else.

It is really important to start the week before with miralax in your coffee or tea and low residue diet. Makes it much easier.

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