Colonoscopy prep questions

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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a scope scheduled for next week. My prep is to take 2 Bisacodyl tablets and then drink PEG 3350. What exactly are these 2 things. I have a pre-written Rx for the drink that I'll get next week, I'm assuming I can just ask the pharmacist for the tablets as well?

Rachael - 24 years old, diagnosed with CD in Dec. of 2004.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
You can get the Bisacodyl tablets for cheap over the counter. Dulcolax is the brand name, but it's a lot more money then the generics. Wal-mart's Equate brand is the cheapest (of course). It's only $2 for a package of them. You can also find a generic at drugstores like CVS and Walgreens.

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   Posted 12/30/2008 8:36 PM (GMT -6)   
My New Gi told me to only take the Generic of Ducolax which I bought the walmart brand. The day before all clear liquids and then took 8 of the laxitives and that worked like a charm I was completely clean out.

Diag with Crohns of the colon May 1998 after birth of child in 2001 disease moved North and Left the colon. I now have Crohns of the Mouth all the way thru to the Colon. Currently on Remicade but not working so well that now meds are every 4 weeks at 1200mg. Chronic D 30-50 times daily with on and Off Joint pain and swelling of stomach when dose of meds wears off 2 weeks after infusion. 

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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:05 PM (GMT -6)   
The last time I had a colonoscopy, I had to take 4 of the bisacoydl tablets and half of the tri-litley. Much better than drinking the whole freakin container!

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   Posted 12/30/2008 10:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Check with the pharmacist before buying anything- I did this prep a few weeks ago and the pills and powdered drink came together in one prescription.  You may not need to buy anything extra.
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