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VeganOstomy
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August 8, 2018 1:53 pm  

Thanks for reading, Bryan!

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Ashlea
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August 8, 2018 11:11 pm  

I have one in two days. Thanks so very much for this. I feel better having read it.


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VeganOstomy
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August 9, 2018 12:58 am  

Best of luck to you, Ashlea! 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Heidi Rarer
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August 22, 2018 2:37 am  

I have one this morning at 10:30. Thank you for this post and information, I wish I had seen the "butt burn" info earlier as I am having this issue. Your post made my nerves subside, thank you bunches..🤗👍


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VeganOstomy
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August 22, 2018 12:51 pm  

I hope it went well for you, Heidi!  ;-) 

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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Carol
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September 25, 2018 12:37 am  

Where can I get Pico-Salax? Is it like a tea? How much do you drink? My biggest fear is gagging on some gallon size drink that I’ll have to force down. If the doctor gives me something horrible could I use Pico-Salax instead?


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VeganOstomy
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September 25, 2018 9:34 am  
Posted by: Carol

Where can I get Pico-Salax? Is it like a tea? How much do you drink? My biggest fear is gagging on some gallon size drink that I’ll have to force down. If the doctor gives me something horrible could I use Pico-Salax instead?

Hey Carol,

Pico-Salax is readily available in Canada - I see it in pretty much every pharmacy I visit. Unfortunately, it's not approved for use in the USA, and I'm not sure what product might be comparable to it.  I'll ask on social media :)

It's a single cup of the stuff + more fluids at regular intervals after that. You aren't drinking gallons of the stuff and it honestly tastes fantastic.

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Dona
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September 25, 2018 10:04 am  

There is a product in the US called : Prepopik  http://www.prepopik.com/.

You drink about a cup of the mixture followed by lots of water.  ( repeated twice ). This is MUCH easier to do. Results are the same though.

This costs more than the usual horrible stuff and sometimes insurance won't cover it.

You need a prescription.

 

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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VeganOstomy
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September 25, 2018 11:06 am  

Nice find, Dona! That product looks identical to Pico-Salax - even the company logo is the same!! As are the flavors offered. I have no doubt it's the same product.

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

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Dona
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September 25, 2018 11:26 am  

It does look like its probably the same stuff. Even if you have to pay for it it is well worth it. And as you said, not at all bad tasting. I thought with a bit of gin it would be pretty good! ( HA).

Onset of severe Ulcerative Colitus Oct.2012. Subtotal colectomy with illiostomy July 2015; Peristomal hernia repair ( Sugarbaker, mesh, laparoscopic) May 2017.


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Sonja Darai
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November 17, 2018 6:05 pm  

You provided a fantastic service with all this info. Thank you. My colonoscopy brochure provided almost no useful info. You're the best!


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Sonja Darai
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November 17, 2018 6:12 pm  

Any news on the US available Pico-Salax or alternative?


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VeganOstomy
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November 17, 2018 9:13 pm  
Posted by: Sonja Darai

Any news on the US available Pico-Salax or alternative?

Hi Sonja,

As Dona mentioned, this product is basically the same stuff as Pico-Salax but available in the US! 

Prepopik http://www.prepopik.com/

Just your friendly neighborhood ostomate.

~ Crohn's Disease ¦ Ileostomy ~


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