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Making Bowel Preps Palatable

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September 23, 2013

Making Bowel Preps Palatable

Inspired by a recent study finding that candy improved prep tolerability, Dr. M. Brian Fennerty offers and solicits other ways to make the medicine go down easier in the most recent Gut Check.

Doing the right thing for colon cancer prevention doesn't always taste good. Although split-dose, polyethylene glycol–based bowel preparation solutions provide the best cleansing before colonoscopy, their poor taste makes them difficult for patients to tolerate. Inspired by a recent study finding that candy improved prep tolerability, Dr. M. Brian Fennerty offers and solicits other ways to make the medicine go down easier. Read Gut Check and contribute your suggestions.

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lorie

Of all the preps i have used for colon screening over the years - only Suprep by Braintree caused the least distress and was the most easy to get down. I did the 2 day low residue then clear liquids on day I took a split dose at 3 pm and 7 pm and was totally done by 1 am. I will use this from now on.

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