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So I am scheduled for a colonoscopy first of next month. It is the first time I have used the Clenpiq prep, and the only problem I see is I have to take the second bottle of liquid 5 hours before the procedure. Which basically means I have to get up at 3am and drink this stuff. There has to be a better way? Anyone had any experience with this prep? It was the first I had heard of it.

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    I just had a colonoscopy using ClenPiq this past week. My doctor had me do the "same day" preparation, meaning I took the first bottle at about 4 pm and the second at about 9 pm, each bottle followed by five 8 oz. cups of clear liquid over several hours. I actually ended up getting several decent hours of sleep before I had to be at the outpatient surgical center at 7 am.

    The ClenPiq was supposed to be a cranberry flavor, but that's a stretch. It's far better than the old gallon of awful stuff you had to drink, and there's only a small quantity to drink each time. Good luck!

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      Thanks for the reply, yes I am doing both doses in one day as well, which is good because I didn't want to get up at 3am to drink the second one. I've never drunk cranberry, so maybe that's a good thing. Is it sweet or what? I don't think anything could be worse than the gallon of crap you used to have to drink that was nasty. Is the ClenPiq thick, or just have a not so good taste?

      Thank you again for the reply, and hope all went well for you.

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      I'm still waiting for the pathology results (5 very small polyps removed - which is why I have a colonoscopy every 3 years) and will hear later this week. I'm also a long-time diverticulitis patient and had surgery years ago.

      There is only a very small amount (two bottles of about 6 oz. or so) of the ClenPiq, so it is infinitely better than the old gallon of stuff. I didn't find it particularly thick, but the tart/sweet fruity taste wasn't pleasant. Just drink it quickly! My doctor said they changed the formulation from the previous type because people weren't stirring or shaking it as they were supposed to. This one is pre-mixed. All in all a very big improvement over the old gallon of yucky stuff.

      All the best to you!

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