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KirstyKik Thu 22-Dec-16 11:26:02

I will be having a pre Xmas procedure! having a flexi sigmoidoscopy Tomorrow and have been told to take Picolax at 11am today and again at 5pm this afternoon

Trouble is, I have work until 1pm today, booked the afternoon off and tomorrow of course!

Is that enough time for it to work, and be safe to leave?

I've had this once before but had Dulcolax night before - so at least I could relax and til morning. This time I got given Picolax.

My sdigestion is sluggish at the best of times and laxatives when I take them tend to take longer to work or more to be effective..

Any experiences of how long it takes to start working?? I want to take it as soon as possible to get it started, the hospital said start by having the first sachet at 11.00 but still have two hours of work.. I'm guesing this will not work for more than 4 hours os so like other things.

The packet says as soon as 30 mins but no way something could work on me that fast surely??

Just wondering? any experiences?? Left it a little late to worry about it! lol

Gooseygoosey12345 Thu 22-Dec-16 11:27:11

I can't help really as I don't have experience but couldn't you call your doctor and find out if you can take it at 1pm?

KirstyKik Thu 22-Dec-16 11:34:12

I left a message with my surgery but cant take voice calls at work

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