Pill prep. what are they called?

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isergodur
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   Posted 3/3/2010 9:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard some of you talking about doing a prep with only pills.

What is the name of those pills ?

I want to ask my doc about it when I go see him tomorrow.
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
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Rider Fan
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   Posted 3/3/2010 9:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Visicol I believe.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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Zanne
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   Posted 3/3/2010 11:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Visicol and Osmo-prep. They are black boxed (can't get them) here in the states. If you can still get them, more power too you. They would still be my prep of choice. I think we over regulate a lot of things here, but thats just me.
Suzanne

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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/3/2010 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I thought osmoprep is still availible?
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Zanne
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   Posted 3/3/2010 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Osmo-prep is included in the black box warning. I think they both may still be available but it would be hard to get your doctor to RX them in the states. I know when I went to see my doctor in May, he warned me that the next time I have to have a colonoscopy I will have to use another prep. I have an appointment in a few weeks and I am not looking forward to it since I have a feeling he will want to schedule the dreaded C test.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


isergodur
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   Posted 3/3/2010 12:23 PM (GMT -7)   
are they bad for you ?

Worse then other preps?
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


Zanne
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   Posted 3/3/2010 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
They can cause kidney problems in certain people. Since some people have had problems and sued the drug companies the government has had to put warnings on the boxes and doctors are afraid to use them because they would be libel. I doubt they are any more harmful than they were 2 years ago when I used Visicol at least 10 times in one year.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


insagent
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   Posted 3/3/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I used Osmo Prep last March when I had my scope, and hopefully I will get to use it again this time, it's the best by far, I can't drink all of that nasty liquid, but don't have any problems with the pills, seeings as how I was on 27 pills a day at one time! Maybe your Dr will let you sign a form saying you won't sue, ect ect if you really want to use it.

 
Tannie 26 yrs Crossett,AR *Currently in Remission*
dx May 08 ,Just finished a 8 month round of pred in January 09. Remicade every 8 wks. 
Taken off 6-MP due to liver toxicity 09/08
Taken off of Asacol also 09/08


isergodur
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   Posted 3/4/2010 9:49 AM (GMT -7)   
I just talked to my doctor and we don't have visicol in Iceland :(
25 year old female from Iceland.
Diagnosed with :
Endometriosis march 2007
Anxiety disorder august 2007
CD/UC they don't know witch October 2008
Autoimmune Hepatitis in July 2009

Medication - Humira, Asacol, Cipralex and Cerazette.
Past medication Remicade, Imuran, Entocort
My wonderful dogs :) ~ www.poodle.is ~


notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:32 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor didn't seem to think much of giving me a script for visicol. Last time I prepped I used Miralax and I got very sick to my stomach. I am hoping visicol is easier. Now I am worried about kidney failure.
March 2007: Diagnosed with mild proctitis - Treated with Canasa (as needed)
August 08 - December 08: Relapse & Anemic - Treated with Asacol (9/day) + Canasa 2x/day
January 09 - December 09: Remission!! Canasa nightly + Asacol (9/day) + Probiotics + Iron
December 09 - January 10: Flare :( - 40mg prednisone + Canasa - Relapse @ 2.5mg - Began Slower Taper
Current: prednisone, Colazal, Canasa


tewcute
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   Posted 5/16/2010 5:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had a colonoscopy in February and my doc prescribed osmoprep. I am in the states. It was super easy to take but the warnings did scare me a little.
Dx with crohns February 25, 2010. But suspect I had it since 2002 with very mild symptoms.
4 lialda a day.
3 entocort daily for the next few months
hyosamine for daytime
Bentyl for evening
Ferrous Sulfate(iron supplement)


MayOK
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   Posted 5/16/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Same here. Had one in March with Osmoprep - I'm in the USA. I asked the nurse about it b/c my mom was warning me about the nasty stuff you have to drink and he said it's an advantage of being young. But I noticed that even on the bottle of Mag Citrate I had to take before my pillcam, it had warnings about kidney issues. Anything that makes you pee out of your bottom can't be great for you, right? :) I just comfort myself with the knowledge that hopefully I won't have to do it that often...
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