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    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    6/27/2021 2:10:56 PM

    Reviewer: George , 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    It tastes awful, like very salty mangoes. I did the two day prep and took the "day of" dose 3 hours earlier than the instructions specified and that was a good decision. You only have to drink a total of 64 ounces, but the taste is so disgusting I'd never use it again. The $100 co-pay was also hard to swallow.

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    6/21/2021 9:12:41 PM

    Reviewer: David, 65-74

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 4

    Comment:
    I stayed on the low fiber diet for several days before the colonoscopy. Broke down two days before procedure and ate a Tomahawk steak with a loaded baked potato. Drank both doses 1 and 2 as directed, only I used room temperature tap water. Used a straw and drank the16 oz solutions in less than 3 minutes followed by another 16 oz of clear water. Spent quite a bit of time in the bathroom. The l ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    6/16/2021 9:15:07 PM

    Reviewer: Nope, 55-64 on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 2

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    2nd colonoscopy, 1st time using Plenvu. First of all, it smells like dirty underwear. It tastes worse than awful. It’s super salty and super sweet at the same time. It made my stomach hurt (not just while taking it, but the entire next day after the procedure). Never stopped pooping neon yellow-colored water, even after the procedure. I would rather eat poop. I will never do a Plenvu prep again.

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    6/12/2021 6:24:07 PM

    Reviewer: Ruth, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Plenvu does work but not without some terrible side effects. I was on a low fiber diet for 6 days before starting my bowel prep which, I am sure, made it easier. But let me warn you, that 2nd dose taken in the morning was absolutely terrible! Twenty minutes after practically gagging the solution down I started shaking uncontrollably and getting the chills. This lasted at least an hour. Luckil ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    6/9/2021 7:56:44 AM

    Reviewer: Judy, 65-74 on Treatment for less than 1 month

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    Tasted horrible. Like drinking salt. Also too strong for my system. Had to wear depends to make it five steps to bathroom. Will never use again.

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