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    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    7/28/2014 11:23:16 PM

    Reviewer: TheGoof, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    I took this medicine before my first colonoscopy. I can't say it didn't work, but it was the most miserable night of my life. I actually did not find the tast bad, but something about the consistency, closest I can describe is ungelled gelatin, and it would go down, and come right back up. I pushed thru till it ran clear, but I was a blubbering mess by the end, and it took me from ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    1/24/2014 4:53:58 PM

    Reviewer: clare, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Had no issues with this medication. No cramping or bloating. Worked quickly and efficiently.

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    10/10/2013 7:54:13 PM

    Reviewer: poopedout, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 5

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 5

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 5

    Comment:
    Everyone tolme this was going to be tough. Found out who the whimps were. It was a breeze.

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    10/6/2013 4:17:34 PM

    Reviewer: 75 or over Male (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 1

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 1

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 1

    Comment:
    something horrible happened. i went for a routine outpatient colonoscopy. just before that i collapsed and almost died from acute renal failure. the " go-lightly " poisoned me, which was unprecedented according to all my doctors. we have recently cancelled the trip of a lifetime at huge financial cost. i am on dialysis 3 x a week. BEWARE>

    Condition: Emptying of the Bowel
    9/3/2013 3:16:16 PM

    Reviewer: Cancer patient, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 4

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 3

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 3

    Comment:
    Golyte works for me. Followed instructions, in 1 hour I am running to the washroom. I used alkaline water instead of tap water and put it on the ref overnight. Taste better.

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