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MoviPrep Split Dose Colonoscopy Prep

Clear Liquid Diet

  • Broth — chicken, beef or vegetable
  • Jell-O — No red or purple dyes
  • Popsicles — No red or purple dyes
  • Fruit juices — NO Orange Juice, Grapefruit juice or V8
  • Coffee — WITHOUT creamer, but Vanilla Boost does work!
  • Tea — hot or cold
  • Soft drinks — Coke, Diet Coke, Mountain Dew - No red or purple dyes
  • Gatorade — No red or purple dyes
  • Any clear drinks — water, sprite, lemonade, etc.
  • Boost — (up to six cans) the day before your procedure ONLY & Chocolate and Vanilla ONLY (NO BOOST PLUS)

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If you are unable to keep your appointment or need to reschedule, please contact our office at 502-896-4711 at least 48 hours prior to your procedure.

It is important to follow the instructions for the MoviPrep prep.  This will allow for thorough imaging during the procedure.  If the colon is not properly cleansed, the procedure will be canceled and rescheduled.

  • Obtain MoviPrep Split Dose prep from the pharmacy of your choice a couple of days prior to your procedure (need prescription).

  • Patients who are on insulin should follow these guidelines. You should check your blood sugar 4 - 5 times the day of your prep. Take your regular morning dose of insulin.  You need to check your blood sugar prior to your evening dose of insulin. If your blood sugar reads less than 150, do not take evening dose.  If your blood sugar reads 150-200 take ½ dose of insulin. If your blood sugar reads over 200 take your full dose of insulin. Do not take insulin on day of your procedure until after procedure has been performed.

  • Please notify us if you are currently taking the following medications and inform us as to why you are prescribed these medicines. We will advise you to discontinue or make adjustments to these medications or ask you to consult with your primary care physician or cardiologist prior to your procedure.
    • Plavix (Clopidogrel)
    • Effient (Prasugrel)
    • Brilinta (Ticagrelor)
    • Ticlid (Ticlodipine)
    • Coumadin (Warfarin)
    • Eliquis (Apixiban)
    • Aggrenox (Aspirin/dipyridamole)
    • Pradaxa (Dabigatran)
    • Persantine (Dipyridamole)
    • Xarelto (Rivaroxaban)

One day before your procedure

If you experience problems such as nausea and vomiting with your prep, please call physician on call at (502) 896-4711.

The MoviPrep contains 4 pouches and a disposable container for mixing.

  • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container.

  • Add lukewarm drinking water to the top of the container.

  • Mix well until powder is dissolved.

  • Start prep at 6:00pm.

  • The MoviPrep container has 4 marks on it.  Every 15 minutes drink the solution down to the next mark until the full container is consumed.

  • You need to drink at least 16 oz of clear liquids until bedtime (no Boost).  Nothing to eat or drink after midnight. The only liquids consumed beyond midnight will be the remainder of your prep.

  • Your bowel movements should become clear like urine.

Day of your procedure

  • Beginning 5 - 6 hours prior to your arrival time you will need to empty the remaining pouches (A and B) into the disposable container.

  • Add lukewarm drinking water to the top of the container.

  • Mix well until powder is dissolved.

  • The MoviPrep container has 4 marks on it.  Every 15 minutes drink the solution down to the next mark until the full container is consumed.

  • After prep is complete, nothing to eat or drink and no mints or gum until after your procedure.

  • Please bring with you a current list of medications (include name, strength, and dosage).

  • Please bring with you a list of any surgeries you have had.

  • You will need to have someone bring you and drive you home. They will need to remain in the Endoscopy department at all times until the procedure has been completed.  Patients will not be allowed to leave the facility alone.

  • You are not to drive, operate any machinery or make legal decisions the remainder of the day/evening following your procedure.

  • Once you return home someone will need to stay with you for at least 4 hours.

  • If you are unable to arrive on time for your procedure, please contact the appropriate Endoscopy department: Norton Suburban Hospital call (502) 893-1277; Norton Brownsboro Hospital call (502) 446-8200. 

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