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I was wondering if anyone knows how long this takes to work. The bottle says 1/2 to 6 hours. For those who had to use this, how long did it take for you...
I drank 1 bottle at 2pm. I need to start the second bottle now. Nothing has happened. Maybe a few gas bubbles from the soda I mixed with it, that is all. I have to pee a lot. But nothing in my bowels. A little nausea from it.
I only had to drink one bottle and it took about 4 hours to start working then it worked and worked and worked! Even once more before I lft for the castle the next morning! I had a complete clear liquid diet the day before my surgery so I think that's why my bowel prep took so long to start and lasted so long! I was able to sleep without interuption but I still had affects when I got up the next morning at 5 but then nothing again after that! Best wishes for a quick speedy recovery! See you on the other side! The wait is definitly the hardest part!!
I too only had to drink one bottle--took me from 4:00-4:30pm to get it down (mixed it with just a small amount of Sierra Mist), and it didn't kick in until about 9:40pm. I had been on a liquid diet all day, and only went to the bathroom a handful of times...sure wish I had though of the baby wipes though, as Peaceful Storm suggested!
I wish you all the best for an uneventful surgery and a speedy recovery--please take care & let us know how you are doing
My surgery is scheduled for tomorrow July 1st at 1:15. I was told to drink one bottle. I drank it today at 11 am by 11:30 the MAGNESIUM CITRATE was paying off. It is now 5:20 and I am still afraid to laugh or cough for fear of having a accident on myself.
I am on a total liquid diet today. I tried chicken broth and it made me gag. I think I will continue drinking water and sprite.
Since I had started this tread, I thought I would let you know what happened. I had to drink a bottle at 2pm and 6 pm. I had been on clear liquids since noon.
It finally worked at 8:15pm. But it was only slightly looser then normal. (I do have IBS so mine tend to be on the loose side anyway).
I did have to go 3 more times that evening, but (TMI) all that came out was the MAGNESIUM CITRATE.(I ended up drinking the cherry flavor one.) It looked the same as when I poured it into my glass a few hours earlier.
But thank you to the wonderful suggestions. I had wipes and A&D ointment handy, just in case I got sore.