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All Boards >> Crohn’s Disease and Colitis Board Discussions

LuanneP

Reged: 12/17/06
Posts: 3
Loc: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Anyone with experience taking Pico-Salax as prep before Colonoscopy?
      12/17/06 11:27 AM

Hi guys,

I just signed up for the forums although I've been reading through them for a while now.

I'm going for a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30pm and for the prep I'm using Pico-Salax. I took the first dose this morning at 8:30 and it finally kicked in at 1:30, 5 hours later (and I've drank tons of clear liquids). I know it's a rather new prep so there might not be alot of people with experience with it, but is it usual that it takes so long to kick in?

I take the next dose at 8:00 tonight so I hope it takes effect alot sooner so I'm not up in the middle of the night.

I've used the older preps before and they were alot faster acting and more powerful. At this rate I'm not sure that I'll be clear enough for them to do the procedure. I asked for something other than the usual preps because last time I could barely swallow it without vomitting and I knew I would not be able to take it again so they gave me the Pico-Salax and on a positive note, it does taste good. The receptionist did say that some people don't get clear enough on that prep and have to be sent home, so I hope that's not the case.

Thanks for any input!
Luanne

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* Anyone with experience taking Pico-Salax as prep before Colonoscopy? LuanneP 12/17/06 11:27 AM
. * Re: 12 hours apart is not correct for dosing of Pico-Salax... LuanneP   12/20/06 07:03 PM
. * Re: 12 hours apart is not correct for dosing of Pico-Salax... suzyq   12/21/06 04:30 PM
. * Re: My diagnosis ... ?? LuanneP   12/21/06 06:44 PM
. * Re: My diagnosis ... ?? LouC   01/26/07 10:22 PM
. * Re: My diagnosis ... ?? Bdeellpower   11/15/14 03:46 AM
. * So not crohns...only IBS suzyq   12/22/06 06:12 PM

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