How long will I be pooping after colonoscopy prep?
Bowel movements usually start within two to three hours after taking the prep, but can take longer.
If you have not had a bowel movement within three hours of drinking your prep, you may need an extra laxative..
How can I avoid vomiting during colonoscopy prep?
Drinking some cold water along with the prep liquid may also help. If you already have an anti-nausea medication at home and have tolerated it in the past, you can try taking a dose. Examples might include ondansetron (Zofran), promethazine (Phenergan), prochlorperazine (Compazine) or metoclopramide (Reglan).
Is it normal to vomit during colonoscopy prep?
What if I vomit after taking any of the doses of preparation? It’s OK! You may stop taking the mixture for 1 hour and then resume according to the dosing instructions. If vomiting continues after several hours, please call your doctor.
How can I make my colonoscopy prep taste better?
How to make your colonoscopy prep easierAdd flavoring such as Crystal Light or Kool-Aid powder if the prep isn’t flavored.Drink it cold.Use a straw.Suck on a lemon or hard candy afterward.
What is the best thing to mix with colonoscopy prep?
If your prep is unflavored, you can add Crystal Light, Kool-Aid powder or mix it with water and lemon. However, stick with lemon, lime and orange flavors and avoid liquids with red or purple dye as they can interfere with colonoscopy results.
Why Gatorade is good for colonoscopy prep?
A sports drink like Gatorade® or Powerade® is a good choice. Sports drinks will help replace electrolytes that you will lose during the bowel preparation. If you have diabetes, be sure to get sugar-free clear liquids.