Patient Stories and Resources

Colonoscopy stories and resources

Whether you’re getting ready for your first colonoscopy or you’re a veteran of multiple procedures, we realize that preparing for the procedure may seem overwhelming. You may also be nervous about the colonoscopy itself, but the truth is that most people don’t even remember the procedure. Plus, having a colonoscopy may help save your life.

The colonoscopy resources in this section will help you prepare for your colonoscopy and learn from others’ colonoscopy experiences.




Join the MoviMent

My MoviMent

Download the My MoviMent Prep Kit to help you prepare for your colonoscopy.

ThePrep Kitincludes
Colonoscopy For Dummies® is an easy-to-read guide that will help teach you what you will need to know when preparing for your colonoscopy.
Calendar

A customizable colonoscopy calendar

Tips

Tips for making the prep more tolerable

Games and puzzles

Games and puzzles to help you pass the time during your prep

Guide

A guide for the day of your procedure

More

And much more

Patient stories

Read colonoscopy stories from other people about their experience.

Vicki B Age: 56 Read story
Chris H Age: 37 Read story
Linda O Age: 62 Read story
Thelma W Age: 53 Read story


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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: salixmc@dlss.com

Please click here for complete Prescribing Information for MOVIPREP. 

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