Jano - I split each 1.5 oz bottle into 2 shots. It was nasty, but over quickly, and I chugged ginger ale until the taste was gone. I found it much easier than having to drink a full glass of fleet+ginger ale. I pretended it was tequila and envisioned being at the bar with my friends. It worked perfectly at night, but for the dose I had to do in the morning, my coordination was off and it didn't go as smoothly. I ended up diluting it and hating every sip.
quincy - I am doing rectal meds too, generic rowasa. He started me on that last month after the flex sig. it helps, but I'll be happy when I can stop
AnotherUCWife -- I'd ask your doc first, since your husband probably has a much different situation than I do. I figured it was ok to take it as a shot since it would be diluted by the liquids I drank immediately before and after. I follow the directions from my doc, which requires drinking a ton of liquids. The more liquids you drink, the easier and more effective the fleet is. The day before the procedure, you have a light breakfast and lunch, and start drinking clear liquids. Then you have to consume 32 oz of clear liquid between 6 pm and 7 pm. Then you take the first fleet at 7 pm, with at least 16 more oz of liquid. Then you have to drink at least 24 oz of something before going to bed. That's a heck of a lot of beverages! In the morning, I was not allowed to drink as much liquid, so I didn't have a good "chaser" and ended up just diluting it as normal. it was yucky.
I think if you drink enough liquid, it makes it less rough on the body. I'm also 28 and in fairly good health overall -- the office I go to uses an alternate prep method for folks with liver or kidney disease, cardiovascular issues, or fluid retention problems. From what I can tell through googling about the fleet lawsuits, people with these conditions weren't warned in the past and the Fleet could potentially cause problems in folks with certain health conditions or at a certain age.
I always take these drug lawsuits with a grain of salt -- all drugs have pros and cons, and sometimes the benefits outweigh the risks. Also, sometimes there's a certain degree of user error - like patients that forget to tell doctors their complete prescription and medical history or docs that don't realize all the possible interactions. Plus, lawyers are always looking for things to do -- sometimes it's truly in the public interest, sometimes it's just for $$.
I am not a doctor or a lawyer, YMMV.
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Asacol x 12, nulev x 4, mesalamine at night
Thought it was IBS since 2002. Diagnosed left-sided UC 4/08. Starting SCD after Passover. Determined to get into remission before paintball season ends :D