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09-13-2014, 11:40 AM   #1
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Advice for Picolax prep please


I've got a colonoscopy booked for this Tuesday. I hate taking the prep, makes me feel really ill, and I am a real baby drinking it!!

In the past I have mixed the Picolax with blackcurrant cordial and ice to help me drink it, but I've just noticed that some advice says this is a no no.

Can someone tell me if its ok or not?
09-16-2014, 12:29 PM   #2
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I found picolax was actually bearable enough to drink on its own. It's much less than other preps and tastes a lot better.

Black currant isn't the best idea for a mixer because of the colours that are in there. Anything with red or purple colourings should be avoided as they can give the intestine an inflamed appearance on the scope. Orange or lime etc is ok though.

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