It's been my experience that each and every doctor who orders a Colonoscopy and prescribes his bowel prep, believes that prep is the best one, currently used.
I've had nurses tell me doctors are always trying more thorough approaches so the walls of the colon are visible and the patient is completely cleaned out.
If you have questions, call your doctor's nurse. She'll confirm these instructions with you and then you can relax, to make certain this is what he/she wants you to use.
Now all of that said, we here are colonoscopy and bowel prep Vets. So we all have our favorites and not so favorites (of all the preps out there).
I'm not so sure you should be gathering the different preps/approaches and why this or that one is popular (in case you're so inclined to do so). It will only confuse you at this point.
Call your doctors' office but trust this is what he wants you to do.
- Diagnosed with rectal cancer, April 1999 - Stage I, no treatment necessary
(5 hour colon resection: 90% sigmoid removed, 15 inches of colon removed, gall bladder removed, given temporary colostomy)
- Colostomy reversal, June 1999
- Left with IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's every day
- On a low residue diet at least 75% of the time
- Takes Colace 50 mg each evening
All in all I do okay, I just use the bathroom A LOT! But I survived and beat cancer!