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What is the safest colonscopy prep. I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so can talk to my dr.

What is the safest colonscopy prep.  I would like to take the miralax/Gatorade prep. How successful is that? suggestions please so  can talk to my dr.

It is safe with : Monitoring. Usually combined with 24 hour clear liquid diet, ducolax pills and NPO after midnight of the preceding surgery.Having clear liquid stool is an indication of good colonoscopy prep ...Read more

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Polyethylene glycol is a laxative which is a ...Read more


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Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) and gatorade to prep for my colonoscopy tomorrow, or do I have to use golytely?

Discuss: Your prep with the endoscopist scheduled to perform the exam. Discuss your preferences with the doctor and do it quickly as you don't have enough time to dally if you expect to get the scope successfully completed. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow. I took my bowel prep of about an hour ago. In how much time will it start working? Will a gatorade/miralax mix not work?

May not work: A gatorade and MiraLAX combination is not a common bowel prep in my experience. Miralax is an excellent laxative but if only one dose is taken, it is not likely to clean the colon out as well as is optimal for colonoscopy. A single dose might not produce a bm for a day or 2. Gatorade is an electrolyte-rich drink but not likely as effective as GoLytely or other polyethylene glycol solutions. ...Read more

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Did a Miralax/Gatorade(64oz) flush yesterday. Products were suggested by pharmacist. Still feels like there's a rock sitting there and nauseous now.

Did a Miralax/Gatorade(64oz) flush yesterday. Products were suggested by pharmacist. Still feels like there's a rock sitting there and nauseous now.

See your doctor.: If a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) flush used correctly did not clear out perceived stool in your rectum, I would see your doctor for an exam, and for more advice if you truly are still full of stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I'm unable to finish the last 32oz of golytley. Gagging)Can I finish the prep using mirilax and Gatorade? .

I have a colonoscopy tomorrow at 1:30 pm. I'm unable to finish the last 32oz of golytley. Gagging)Can I finish the prep using mirilax and Gatorade? .

Almost equivalent: miralax (polyethylene glycol) is same ingredient of golytely, but mixing with gatorade would change the special salt/sugar balance of the lavage. making cold, or even squeezing a bit of lemon may take the unpleasant sea-water effect of golytely too. Equally important is what you have been eating before the lavage - no solids and definitely no roughage like fruits and veggies. See how clear stools are becoming. ...Read more