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Colonoscopy prep
May 25, 2005
... he Fleets with any number of fluids, all with the same result. I had two bad bowel preps previously due to this. I told my doc this yesterday, and we agreed that Visicol might work better for me. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks Kadey, I already have the pills, just hope I have the courage to take them. As for as the actual procedure my husband has one every year. He drinks the nasty stuff with no problem but then he doesn't ever have a problem with meds. ( he's an old tuff Marine). I have side effects and problems with all medication. I am determined to get this done though so keep me in... (19 replies)
... Hi, Cassiebel... I posted my Visicol prep experience in another thread further down. After "flunking" my first prep I used the Visicol pills the second time and it was a breeze. Here's what I had to say in the other thread... ... (19 replies)

... I used the Visicol prep last year... it's the only prep I'll use in the future after two horrible experiences with GoLytely. ... (3 replies)
... inserts, but I have a prescription for them by mouth because of migraines, and I just take one of those the night before the liquid prep and I drink lots of clear gatorade so I don't get dehydrated and feel like I am starving. ... (4 replies)
... OH MY GOSH! you mean to tell me that ther are pills we could have taken instead of that awfull liquid prep!!! :p :p :p (4 replies)
... I just took the Visicol in the dosage you've described... it emptied me out clean as a whistle! It's the only way to go... ... (4 replies)
... has anyone had to use the two to cleanse them out before a colonoscopy? I have to start taking the Visicol the day before my procedure beginning at 4 pm taking 4 tablets every 15 minutes until 5 pm and then another 8 tablets at 8 pm and 8:15 pm, and then I will take 4 Dulcolax tablets. Just wondering how to two would work together (4 replies)
Colonoscopy prep
Feb 4, 2006
... I referred to my instruction sheet: my last procedure was at 8am so the day before I was instructed to start at 1pm & take 4 Visicol every 15 min w/ 8 oz of clear liquid. Then at 5pm I was to take 4 Visicol every 15 min "until the last 8 tablets have been consumed" & take the last one with 12 oz of ginger ale. My Dr said I could skip the last 2-3 *TABLETS* if I was clear... (30 replies)
Colonoscopy prep
Feb 4, 2006
... times Visicol tomorrow. ... (30 replies)
Colonoscopy prep
Feb 4, 2006
... I meant if things look clear you can probably skip the last 2-3 Visicol tablets. But be sure you ARE clear. I didn't have the Ducolax (it wasn't prescribed for me) just finished up with gingerale. I had Visicol with 2 different Drs & it worked well with me all 4 colonoscopies. It isn't very harsh when it works & you can be finished in time to get a good night's sleep.... (30 replies)
Prep is killing me
Jul 24, 2005
... I just had my colonoscopy last Wednesday, and all I had to take was the Visicol pills. I'm sorry to hear about your dad. My dad died of colon cancer in his early 40's, and my sister died of colon cancer at the age of 28. ... (4 replies)
Colonoscopy prep
May 26, 2005
... Hi CancerDad, I had full colonoscopies done on schedule in 2001, 2002 and 2003, all normal, and after the last one the GI doc said things looked so good I could wait till the 5th year (2005) for the next procedure. As far as CEA goes, I had no idea that test existed. I do know there was a blood test for several "tumor markers", and I know that was done several times the... (6 replies)
Colonoscopy prep
May 25, 2005
... I just got a call from the doc's office. They suggested taking Milk of Magnesia late morning, again mid-afternoon, and then early evening take a couple of the Dulcolax tablets. That should provide enough "pre-cleaning" to maximize the effects of the Visicol. We'll see... Tom (6 replies)
... I'm not worried about the procedure just the prep. I have been given visicol tabs and after reading the side effects now I'm afraid to take them. I am afraid of all new meds because I have had reactions to a lot of stuff. ... (19 replies)
... I think the Visicol pills cleaned me out good for the colonoscopy, the doctor just made the comment that he wanted me to use the GoLytely before the surgery to do a better job. ... (17 replies)
... The prep was the worst part...if you want to call it that. Only thing I felt tired from going to the pot all the time...That can be exausting. ... (17 replies)
... I had a colonoscopy last December and used the Visicol pills. I didn't take the Mag drink afterwards though. My directions called for taking 4 pills every 15 min. ... (17 replies)
... Kaye, what pills did your husband take, visicol? I've seen it mentioned on here before but didn't know what they were. I may ask to use those next time instead of the Fleet, because that's not really very nice stuff, it went right through me. My husband thinks it may be because I wasn't eating much a few days beforehand because I was so worried something was wrong, and when... (17 replies)
... and that's the end of the prep. Everything else is the same prep except for not having to drink the golytely. Has anyone else done their prep this way? ... (17 replies)

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