How to Take MoviPrep

Learn how to take MoviPrep

We have provided downloadable MoviPrep instruction sheets in various languages to teach you how to mix and take your MoviPrep doses. However, the time of your procedure will dictate when you should take your doses. It is important that you properly mix the solution, take your doses when instructed by your doctor, and complete the entire prep to ensure the most effective cleansing. Ultimately, you should always follow your doctor's colonoscopy prep instructions.

MoviPrep instructions

Each MoviPrep kit contains a disposable container, 2 pouches labeled A, and 2 pouches labeled B. You must complete the entire prep to ensure the most effective cleansing.

Step 1: Mix the first dose

MoviPrep dosing instructions - mixing the dose

At the time instructed by your doctor

  • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container
  • Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container. Mix to dissolve

If preferred, mix solution ahead of time and refrigerate prior to drinking. The reconstituted solution should be used within 24 hours.

Some people also prefer to drink MoviPrep with a straw.

Step 2: Drink the first dose

MoviPrep dosing instructions - drinking the dose

 

  • The MoviPrep container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark (approximately 8 oz), until the full liter is consumed
  • Drink 16 oz of the clear liquid of your choice. This is a necessary step to ensure adequate hydration and an effective prep

Step 3: Mix the second dose

MoviPrep dosing instructions - mixing the dose

At the time instructed by your doctor

  • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container
  • Add lukewarm drinking water to the top line of the container. Mix to dissolve

If preferred, mix solution ahead of time and refrigerate prior to drinking. The reconstituted solution should be used within 24 hours.

Some people also prefer to drink MoviPrep with a straw.

Step 4: Drink the second dose

MoviPrep dosing instructions - drinking the dose

 

  • The MoviPrep container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark (approximately 8 oz), until the full liter is consumed
  • Drink 16 oz of the clear liquid of your choice. This is a necessary step to ensure adequate hydration and an effective prep

Acceptable clear liquids include, but are not limited to

  • Water
  • Clear soup
  • Fruit juice without pulp
  • Soft drinks
  • Tea and/or coffee without milk

Important note: Avoid any red or purple liquid, such as cranberry juice or grape juice, as the coloring can interfere with the results of your exam. Also avoid milk, dairy products, and nondairy coffee creamer.

The importance of proper hydration

A colonoscopy prep causes the body to lose a significant amount of fluid and can result in sickness due to dehydration. It's important that you prepare your body by drinking extra clear liquids before the prep. Stay hydrated by drinking all required clear liquids during the prep. Replenish your system by drinking clear liquids after returning home from your colonoscopy.

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MoviPrep dosing instructions

Evening-before instructions pdf icon
PM|AM Split Dosing instructions pdf icon

Non–English-language dosing instructions and Prescribing Information

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 (hyponatremia).

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.

For product information, adverse event reports, and product complaint reports, please contact:

Salix Product Information Call Center
Phone: 1-800-508-0024
Fax: 1-510-595-8183
Email: salix@medcomsol.com

Please see complete Prescribing Information for MOVIPREP. pdf icon

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