A successful colonoscopy starts with a complete colonoscopy prep
Colonoscopy is the best available test for detecting and preventing colon cancer, but a successful colonoscopy requires a complete colonoscopy prep. Chances are you've heard that preparing for a colonoscopy is no picnic. It's true. The colonoscopy prep process may not be the most glamorous activity, but it is crucial to this potentially lifesaving procedure. That's because an effective colonoscopy prep allows your doctor to examine the entire lining of your colon for abnormal growths, which may grow into cancer if they are not detected and removed.
MoviPrep is a low-volume colonoscopy prep that is proven to provide a clear view of the entire colon, allowing your doctor to detect abnormal growths. That's one reason why MoviPrep has been prescribed nearly 8 million times in the United States since 2006.
Your helpful guide for the colonoscopy prep process
Rest assured, getting a colonoscopy is time well spent toward living a healthier lifestyle. To help make the process more tolerable, we created this Web site to help guide you through the weeks and days leading up to your colonoscopy. Within the site, you will find helpful tools, such as the My MoviMent Prep Kit and a sample calendar for the time leading up to your colonoscopy . You can also read about others' experiences and learn more about the colonoscopy prep, colonoscopy, and colon cancer.
Indication for MOVIPREP
MOVIPREP® (PEG-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium ascorbate and ascorbic acid for oral solution) is an osmotic laxative indicated for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults 18 years of age or older.
Important Safety Information about MOVIPREP
Do not take MOVIPREP® (PEG-3350, sodium sulfate, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, sodium
ascorbate and ascorbic acid for oral solution) if you have a gastrointestinal (GI) obstruction (a blockage
in your bowel), bowel perforation (an opening in the wall of your stomach or intestine), gastric retention
(problems with food and fluid emptying from your stomach), ileus (bowel muscle unable to move
stomach contents), toxic colitis (damage to the thickness of the intestinal wall) or toxic megacolon (an
extremely dilated or distended colon with fever and/or abdominal pain at times), or if you have a known
allergy to MOVIPREP or any of its components.
It is important to drink sufficient liquids before, during, and after the use of MOVIPREP. Liquid and
blood salt changes can lead to serious side effects including abnormal heartbeats, seizures, and kidney
problems. Talk to your doctor before taking MOVIPREP if you take any medications that increase the risk
of blood salt abnormalities or if you have known or suspected low blood salt (sodium) level
If you have kidney problems or if you take medication that affects kidney function, talk to your doctor
before taking MOVIPREP.
If you have suspected bowel blockage or a suspected opening in the wall of your stomach or intestine,
talk to your doctor before taking MOVIPREP.
Talk to your doctor before taking MOVIPREP if you have problems swallowing, if you have gastric reflux,
or if you are predisposed to aspiration.
If you have a condition that destroys red blood cells called glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD)
deficiency, talk to your doctor before taking MOVIPREP.
Please be advised that MOVIPREP contains 131 mg of phenylalanine per treatment.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, talk to your doctor before taking MOVIPREP.
In clinical studies with MOVIPREP, the most common side effects for split dosing were malaise (feeling
uneasy), nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, vomiting, and upper stomach pain. The most common side
effects for evening only dosing were stomach swelling (abdominal distension), anal discomfort, thirst,
nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, sleep disorder, rigors (body shakes), hunger, malaise (feeling
uneasy), vomiting, and dizziness.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch/ or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Please see complete Prescribing Information for MOVIPREP.