Nov 22, 2006 - 11:54 pm
I saw my gastroenterologist today about my upcoming colonoscopy and asked about Miralax (which has been mentioned here) for prep. He said no, because Miralax in the concentration required to clear the colon has been found to be slightly toxic, causing neuropathy. I asked for a reference, and he said the research had been done by Paul Horgan of UCLA. (That might not be the right name -- I've found only a Kevin Horgan at UCLA while looking for a more precise reference.)
He said he would prescribe OsmoPrep (pills), though. Unfortunately, I can't find any here in Honolulu, so it's back to phospho-soda for me, I guess.