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1stEGDandColonoscopy
I took dose 1 at 5:30 and was going by 7 and slept 10pm-4am. I did dose 2 at 4 and finished it by 5 and am going as of 630.
My doctor advised taken 2 gas-x pills with each round. I also agree with the advice to make everything as cold as possible. I use a straw and a lot of ice, be sure to drink additional water if usibg a lot of ice to fill your cup so you get the required ounces.
I didn't eat after 6pm Saturday and only had half a bagel on sunday around 9.
This is not painful. The worst part is the cherry cough syrup taste and the feeling of fullness/wanting to vomit. I would take 4-8 big drinks with a straw and then take deep breaths and try again in a few minutes.

The actual going to the bathroom is not painful like i worried it would be. You are going to feel like you're a garden hose just popping water!
While this is totally unpleasant and not fun in any way, I was terrified and it is way less horrible than I was anticipating. Just have plenty of toilet paper and a bathroom to yourself and restful. Good luck!

Tina King
The taste of Suprep is not that bad if chilled a little @ 1st. Not cold just chill. It took about 1 to 11/2 hrs for the 1st dose to kick in. I did not leave potty until I felt safe enough. 8 hours later I drank 2nd dose. ( it's best to try to chug it instead of sipping.) The 2nd dose took over 2 hours to take effect. My stomach was burning and I was about to call ER. I started drinking tea and 10 minutes later it worked. The 2nd dose does the magic. I thought I was pretty cleaned out after the 1st. WRONG! I think the Suprep is the best and this is my 3rd colonoscopy. You are not going to find anything that tastes good. I would chug and then just a sip of Ginger Ale. 3 chugs and it was gone. You have to endure a little discomfort for the benefit of what you are doing for yourself. There is no magic delicious liquid laxative. Best of luck..

DB
I had a bad rash from Moviprep and the Dr. gave me a prescription for Suprep this time (have to have a colonoscopy every three years) Are they the same? should I be concerned?

Susan B
As soon as I finished the first prep of supreme I got severe chills and violently threw it all up. Never again that was horrible called doctor and said to reschedule.

arkansaslady
Suprep
Suprep is easier to take than Golytely, tho drinking 32 ounces of water within an hour of taking Suprep can make you uncomfortable. Be aware...do NOT stray far from 'facilities'...there is literally NO warning sign...you just start "going."

Gemeniguy
Suprep
I had my second colonoscopy on Monday of this week. Used Suprep. My first was 10 years ago. Used Fleet Phospho Soda then, which afterward was pulled from the market because some were experiencing kidney failure. Both my wife and I used the Fleet 10 years ago with no problems whatsoever. Moot point. You can't take it if you can't get it. I went into the Suprep with a bit of apprehension after reading some of the horror stories. All in naught. Had no problem in drinking down the Suprep in a matter of minutes. Chilled the mixture prior to taking and sucked through a large straw. Tasted somewhere between black cherry and Dr. Pepper. In fact, if I didn't know better and someone had put the mixture in a bottle and told me it was a new non-carbonated soft drink, I would have believed it. But I would never buy it because I wasn't crazy about the taste. No cramping whatsoever and started on the pot within the hour. No different experience taking the second dose. After finishing the colonoscopy I asked the doctor if I had been clean enough. His exact words were "It looked good from my end". I would use nothing but Suprep in the future. Old military saying: "If something works, don't xxxx with it." In overall summary, excellent experience with Suprep.

Ginger
remarks about bowel prep
Taste awful. Had stomach cramps, massive sudden diarrhea.

Mamie
Suprep
Drink a Gatorade to keep your electrolytes balanced. I didn't and had an extremely bad headache. also could not hold any of the second dose down....bad experience with suprep

John
Suprep preparation
In preparing for my 2nd colonoscopy, I used Suprep (2-dose) and it was pretty benign as far a preps go. The solution tastes pretty bad, but I mixed mine with white cherry PowerAde and it went down pretty easy. The response time for me was about an hour and then another 2.5 hours for each dose. This is a much better prep than the other I used before (that was awful--chewing a bag full of tablets and drinking a ton of water). Splitting it into two doses 8-10 hours apart was much easier to handle. I'm soon on my way for my procedure and I believe the Suprep its job...much easier than I anticipated. The only side-affect I had was
some minor chills and a very slight headache...

yolo
SuPrep tips
So I read all the posts, watched YouTube videos about drink mixes and want to report my experience so far. First I want to say that there is only one flavor that will make me gag upon touching my lips and that is cherry flavored cough syrup. I knew there would be a 50/50 chance that I got cherry or grape. Guess what flavor I got? Yep. Cherry flavored cough syrup, or how I like to refer to it as the napalm of death. Anyways, I mixed mine with extra cold water and also had the bottles of SuPrep refrigerated. I added some ginger ale and peach mango crystal light for flavor but just a little bit. I also took a 4 mg Zofran (cut an 8 mg in half) about an hour beforehand. That helped immensely. I blasted some workout/running music and danced around my living room while my husband cheered me on. I used a straw and drank it as I could but neither slow or chugging it. Then I immediately went o hang out in the bathroom. There really is no warning like everyone says. I can honestly say the rest isn't so bad. It's better than the symptoms that caused me to seek medical attention. And I'm totally used to those.

I hope this all helps someone out there.

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1stEGDandColonoscopy
I took dose 1 at 5:30 and was going by 7 and slept 10pm-4am. I did dose 2 at 4 and finished it by 5 and am going as of 630.
My doctor advised taken 2 gas-x pills with each round. I also agree with the advice to make everything as cold as possible. I use a straw and a lot of ice, be sure to drink additional water if usibg a lot of ice to fill your cup so you get the required ounces.
I didn't eat after 6pm Saturday and only had half a bagel on sunday around 9.
This is not painful. The worst part is the cherry cough syrup taste and the feeling of fullness/wanting to vomit. I would take 4-8 big drinks with a straw and then take deep breaths and try again in a few minutes.

The actual going to the bathroom is not painful like i worried it would be. You are going to feel like you're a garden hose just popping water!
While this is totally unpleasant and not fun in any way, I was terrified and it is way less horrible than I was anticipating. Just have plenty of toilet paper and a bathroom to yourself and restful. Good luck!

Tina King
The taste of Suprep is not that bad if chilled a little @ 1st. Not cold just chill. It took about 1 to 11/2 hrs for the 1st dose to kick in. I did not leave potty until I felt safe enough. 8 hours later I drank 2nd dose. ( it's best to try to chug it instead of sipping.) The 2nd dose took over 2 hours to take effect. My stomach was burning and I was about to call ER. I started drinking tea and 10 minutes later it worked. The 2nd dose does the magic. I thought I was pretty cleaned out after the 1st. WRONG! I think the Suprep is the best and this is my 3rd colonoscopy. You are not going to find anything that tastes good. I would chug and then just a sip of Ginger Ale. 3 chugs and it was gone. You have to endure a little discomfort for the benefit of what you are doing for yourself. There is no magic delicious liquid laxative. Best of luck..

DB
I had a bad rash from Moviprep and the Dr. gave me a prescription for Suprep this time (have to have a colonoscopy every three years) Are they the same? should I be concerned?

Susan B
As soon as I finished the first prep of supreme I got severe chills and violently threw it all up. Never again that was horrible called doctor and said to reschedule.

arkansaslady
Suprep
Suprep is easier to take than Golytely, tho drinking 32 ounces of water within an hour of taking Suprep can make you uncomfortable. Be aware...do NOT stray far from 'facilities'...there is literally NO warning sign...you just start "going."

Gemeniguy
Suprep
I had my second colonoscopy on Monday of this week. Used Suprep. My first was 10 years ago. Used Fleet Phospho Soda then, which afterward was pulled from the market because some were experiencing kidney failure. Both my wife and I used the Fleet 10 years ago with no problems whatsoever. Moot point. You can't take it if you can't get it. I went into the Suprep with a bit of apprehension after reading some of the horror stories. All in naught. Had no problem in drinking down the Suprep in a matter of minutes. Chilled the mixture prior to taking and sucked through a large straw. Tasted somewhere between black cherry and Dr. Pepper. In fact, if I didn't know better and someone had put the mixture in a bottle and told me it was a new non-carbonated soft drink, I would have believed it. But I would never buy it because I wasn't crazy about the taste. No cramping whatsoever and started on the pot within the hour. No different experience taking the second dose. After finishing the colonoscopy I asked the doctor if I had been clean enough. His exact words were "It looked good from my end". I would use nothing but Suprep in the future. Old military saying: "If something works, don't xxxx with it." In overall summary, excellent experience with Suprep.

Ginger
remarks about bowel prep
Taste awful. Had stomach cramps, massive sudden diarrhea.

Mamie
Suprep
Drink a Gatorade to keep your electrolytes balanced. I didn't and had an extremely bad headache. also could not hold any of the second dose down....bad experience with suprep

John
Suprep preparation
In preparing for my 2nd colonoscopy, I used Suprep (2-dose) and it was pretty benign as far a preps go. The solution tastes pretty bad, but I mixed mine with white cherry PowerAde and it went down pretty easy. The response time for me was about an hour and then another 2.5 hours for each dose. This is a much better prep than the other I used before (that was awful--chewing a bag full of tablets and drinking a ton of water). Splitting it into two doses 8-10 hours apart was much easier to handle. I'm soon on my way for my procedure and I believe the Suprep its job...much easier than I anticipated. The only side-affect I had was
some minor chills and a very slight headache...

yolo
SuPrep tips
So I read all the posts, watched YouTube videos about drink mixes and want to report my experience so far. First I want to say that there is only one flavor that will make me gag upon touching my lips and that is cherry flavored cough syrup. I knew there would be a 50/50 chance that I got cherry or grape. Guess what flavor I got? Yep. Cherry flavored cough syrup, or how I like to refer to it as the napalm of death. Anyways, I mixed mine with extra cold water and also had the bottles of SuPrep refrigerated. I added some ginger ale and peach mango crystal light for flavor but just a little bit. I also took a 4 mg Zofran (cut an 8 mg in half) about an hour beforehand. That helped immensely. I blasted some workout/running music and danced around my living room while my husband cheered me on. I used a straw and drank it as I could but neither slow or chugging it. Then I immediately went o hang out in the bathroom. There really is no warning like everyone says. I can honestly say the rest isn't so bad. It's better than the symptoms that caused me to seek medical attention. And I'm totally used to those.

I hope this all helps someone out there.

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