My GI doctor always prescribes the GoLytely. He said it is the best for people with UC, easier on the colon. A few years back he said I could take the Fleets, but I threw it all up. I was hospitalized in May and while in there they gave me the magnesium citrate. I was a little anxious about taking it, but it wasn't bad at all. I think they gave it to me with ginger ale or 7-Up. However, I was on a liquid diet while in the hospital and the day of the prep they put me on a PIC line, intravenous feed. So, I didn't have much to clean out anyway.
If you opt for the GoLytely, try going on a liquid diet for two days before taking the prep. This way you won't have to drink all the liquid. I only have to drink about 1/3 of the entire jug before things look clear if I do that. Good luck!
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Still flaring. Afraid that I am pred dependant. Back on Pred 40 mgm for five days, then taper. Other meds...Colazal, 6MP, Nexium, Cort enemas, Canasa suppository, Benicar, Toprol xl, water pill.
Calcium, Probiotic, Flaxseed oil capsule, multivitamin with Iron
Also have osteoporosis and high blood pressure
Remicade NOT an option. Not a candidate for surgery yet..says surgeon.