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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! 


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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!  ;-) 


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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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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.

 


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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.


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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).


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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/


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March 22, 2019 8:41 am  

I'm due for a colonscopy in just over a week. For breakfast I usually have old-fashioned rolled oats, with quinoa and chopped prunes. I phoned the doctor's office, and the receptionist said the oats and prunes were fine but not the quinoa. Do you agree with that?


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VeganOstomy
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March 22, 2019 4:08 pm  
Posted by: Margaret

I phoned the doctor's office, and the receptionist said the oats and prunes were fine but not the quinoa. Do you agree with that?

Definitely not quinoa! It's not known to digest well and is considered "high residue" as far as getting cleaned out goes. If you can substitute it for couscous, that would be better. Good luck !


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March 28, 2019 10:44 am  

Just wanted to say thanks. I’m not vegan, but wanted to continue to eat healthy during my first colonoscopy prep. Thanks for the suggestions and also for being willing to talk about a subject I haven’t heard anyone else discuss. You’ve calmed my nerves a bit.


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VeganOstomy
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March 28, 2019 1:12 pm  

Glad the information helped, Ann!


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Jenna Hunter
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October 15, 2019 4:41 pm  

Thanks for explaining what kind of food we should avoid when preparing for a colonoscopy. My dad is thinking about getting a colonoscopy to see if anything is wrong. Making sure that it is done by a professional could be really nice.


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