MoviPrep: a low-volume colonoscopy prep
The importance of a clean colon
Colonoscopy is a potentially lifesaving procedure, but it requires an effective preparation to thoroughly cleanse your colon and rectum. That's because your doctor needs a clear view to detect and remove abnormal growths that may otherwise grow into cancer. Without an effective colonoscopy prep, your doctor may be less likely to spot potentially cancerous growths (colon polyps).
MoviPrep—prescribed nearly 10 million times in the United States since 2006
MoviPrep is a low-volume polyethylene glycol (PEG) osmotic colonoscopy preparation that is proven to effectively cleanse the colon. It was designed to provide patients with a tolerable colonoscopy prep experience. MoviPrep's efficacy is comparable versus 4-liter PEGs, but MoviPrep only requires you to drink 2 liters of PEG and 1 additional liter of the clear liquid of your choice. Plus, in clinical trials, it was shown that some people may experience fewer gastrointestinal side effects with MoviPrep than with 4-liter colonoscopy preparations.
Table 1: The Most Common Drug-Related Adverse Reactions (≥ 2%) in the Study of MoviPrep vs. 4 Liter Polyethylene Glycol plus Electrolytes Solution
|4L PEG + E
|n (% = n/N)||n (% = n/N)|
|Feeling of discomfort or uneasiness||35 (19.4)||32 (17.9)|
|Feeling sick to your stomach||26 (14.4)||36 (20.1)|
|Stomach pain||24 (13.3)||27 (15.1)|
|Vomiting||14 (7.8)||23 (12.8)|
|Upper stomach pain||10 (5.6)||11 (6.1)|
|Indigestion||5 (2.8)||2 (1.1)|