Medicines

Coloprep Bowel Preparation Kit: How To Use, Side Effects

Coloprep bowel preparation kit is a laxative medication that comes in different flavors used to clear your colon of stool so that the doctor can clearly see any abnormal areas in your colon during a procedure.

The American College of Physicians recommends a colonoscopy once every 10 years for people who meet all of the following criteria:

  • are 50 to 75 years old
  • are at average risk of colorectal cancer
  • have a life expectancy of at least 10 years

The British Medicine Journal (BMJ) recommends a one-time colonoscopy for people who meet all of these criteria:

  • are 50 to 79 years old
  • are at average risk of colorectal cancer
  • have at least a 3-percent chance of developing colorectal cancer in 15 years

If you’re at an increased risk for colorectal cancer, you may need more frequent procedures. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), people who may need to be screened as often as every 1 to 5 years include:

•        people who’ve had polyps removed during a previous colonoscopy

•        people with a prior history of colorectal cancer

•        people with a family history of colorectal cancer

•        people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Coloprep bowel preparation works by increasing the retention of water in the intestine which induces bowel movement. If your colon is not completely emptied, the chances your doctor will miss abnormalities increases, and you may even have to repeat the procedure.

By the day before your test, you should already have your bowel prep. Your doctor may have prescribed and sent the bowel prep medication to your pharmacy or may have instructed you to take a bowel prep that is over-the-counter. Alternatively, your doctor may have requested that the bowel prep be mailed to you. Typically, bowel prep medication is a solution that you will need to drink starting one day before your procedure. You will be asked to take the colon prep in two doses: the first dose, 3-6 pm the night before your procedure; the second dose, 6-8 hours before your procedure.

How to use Coloprep Bowel Preparation Kit Delicious Orange

Coloprep Bowel Preparation Kit (177ml Each) Delicious Orange should be used strictly as directed by the doctor. Dilute the solution with cool or normal drinking water and mix well. Read the instructions thoroughly before using the medicine. It is usually administered in two doses. One in the evening before colonoscopy. And a second dose is 10 to 12 hours after the first dose and in the morning of colonoscopy, at least 3 and half hours before the colonoscopy.

Before you take this medicine, let your doctor know about any other medicines you are taking. Let your doctor also know if you have any preexisting medical conditions such as gastrointestinal obstruction, bowel perforation, and gastric retention.

What to expect from the colon prep medication

•          You will develop significant diarrhea after drinking the preparation. Plan to be near a bathroom. This is normal as it means the medication is working to clear stool from your colon.

•          Most people feel mild bloating and mild abdominal cramps. This is normal. Drinking the prep medication more slowly and over a longer period of time can help alleviate these symptoms.

•          A well-prepared colon produces yellow liquid. Please finish your preparation regardless of your stool color.

What are the side effects of Coloprep?

Side effects of Coloprep include:

  • Nausea,
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating
  • Vomiting
  • Thirst
  • Dizziness, and dehydration

If you feel nauseous or vomit, take a 30-minute break, rinse your mouth, and then continue drinking your prep.

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