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Am having my 3rd attempt at a colonoscopy this Wednesday afternoon. Have been given another different prep, Klean Prep. I had a reaction to moviprep, vomiting and dehydration and have seen online that people have said it is similar to Klean prep. Anybody got any suggestions, help or advice as to taking this prep? Am absolutely petrified it won’t work again.

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Do you know what it was that made you vomit with it? Could the gp prescribe an anti emetic with it to stop you feeling/being sick?

I can't remember which type I had but I was fine. I mean it tasted gross but I got it all down. I made it all up in a big jug and sit in front of the tv with a box set and pretended I was drinking an exciting cocktail by the beach. Each glass I poured I tried to drink in one (ish) go.

Hope you have better luck with this one.

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rozwalts in reply to pajohns

Like it. ;) Couldn't do that with the second pack as I was sat on the loo. Blessings on whoever invented Kindle's. ;)

I drank it through a straw ,put the straw as far in my throat as possible and could hardly taste it before I did it this way it was impossible for me to drink it.Also better cold .

If it's the rank flavour that's making you vom, have you tried putting really strong Robinson's orange cordial in with it? Or dissolving Jelly and using that as a flavouring?

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knitwitty in reply to JohnaB

My son was told not to have jelly because it could look like blood when they did the colonoscopy. So maybe juice would be better.

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JohnaB in reply to knitwitty

It's the colour of the jelly they advise against. Lime is fine. Orange is fine. Strawberry isnt. I've had so many investigations and always had that and not had any problems. But naturally, go with your docs advice. I also find that refrigerating the Moviprep/Picolax or other med, makes it more pallitable.

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knitwitty in reply to JohnaB

Thanks I wasn't sure what sort of jelly, he's a lad and doesn't give his poor worrying mother too much information! Lol!

Had it twice now. Not the most pleasant thing to take, the first time I had it it made me retch but last time I flavoured it and a straw is a great idea. Have sake stay near the toilet, I took a book and just sat there. Good luck and at least your bowels will be clean.

Hi June, I drank it through a straw too but didn’t find out till it was too late I could flavour it with squash but not blackcurrant as it can stain inside. I also found out I could suck boiled sweets, again not the dark ones though! Good luck! 🌸

If it's the smell, hold your nose. I had to do that with Symprove for the first few bottles!

As someone who doesn't respond to laxatives, I was told I could have a colonic hydrotherapy treatment instead of the colonoscopy prep. This works just as well without any of the awfulness. Maybe worth a try if you can find a good therapist (and your doctor says it's ok)?

I had Moviprep last week, used lime cordial with it, which is what the nurse suggested. I thought it was going to taste like dish water, turned out it was more like Andrews Liver Salts without the fizz. I don't think I ever want to taste lime cordial again though.

I mixed it and put it in the fridge for an hour before my first glass. After each glass I had half a glass of plain water. Not too sure if I should have done it that way, but as it worked, it must have been ok.

The only real downside I found was how cold I felt. By the time I had finished the two packs I was shaking with cold. Apparently it can be one of the side effects.

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