OSMO PREP How long to work?

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   Posted 3/31/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I saw my GI today been sick for three months.  He put me on Osmoprep for a Colonoscopy tomorrow and I started my dose at 6:00 p.m. now 8:30, nothing yet?  Is this normal.  I haven't eaten today or much the days before, but shouldn't something be coming??  I feel nauseated.  Any ideas?  ASAP

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   Posted 4/1/2008 12:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I've never used osmoprep but my suggestion would be to drink as much water as you can stand. Things should start moving soon.

Best of luck!
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   Posted 4/1/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Make sure you drink plenty water to flush your system.
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   Posted 4/1/2008 7:32 AM (GMT -6)   

Iv'e done OsmoPrep twice,and it worked within an hour for me,it's alot of pills,isn't it??


Good luck with the scope :-)

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   Posted 4/1/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
It took me well over 3 hours to get results from it. I was not able to get all the pills down because I just couldn't drink anymore water because I was so full. It's not a plesant wait, but it will start working.
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   Posted 4/1/2008 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I've taken OsmoPrep twice. The first time, it started working within the first FEW hours. The second time the BIG D didn't start until after 1AM!!!!

So how did it go???
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   Posted 4/1/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys,  Thanks for your responses.  It took two hours to start and then all night.  Now I'm second dosing and worried it's not going to start before I leave for my scope.  I have been sick since first of year.  Upper Bacterial infection in my head, ear infections.  Two doses of antibiotics, which gave me C Diff.  Then horrendous cramping and constant D.  Finally after two trips to Urgent Care, saw my GI yesterday and he scheduled me today for a Colonoscopy at 4:30.  I'm Mountain Standard.  Appreciate your responses.  These pills seem slow.  I will let you know what they find.  I have been on Remicade for 3 years.  He just took me off Methotrexate and everything went bad.  Oh and also an anal fissure.  So I've been on alot of stuff and lost 18 pounds.   Good news, I have it to lose.  So thanks again,
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