MoviPrep Medication Information
MoviPrep® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a prescription laxative used to empty the bowels before a colonoscopy. It works by drawing water into the colon, which softens the stool and causes watery bowel movements.
Because this medication is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review MoviPrep's safety information before taking it. For instance, you may not be able to take this medicine if you have certain medical conditions, such as a bowel obstruction, an electrolyte imbalance, or inflammatory bowel disease.
Although many people do not have any problems while taking MoviPrep, side effects can occur and may include thirst, nausea, and anal irritation. If reactions do occur, they tend to be mild and easily treated.
MoviPrep comes in the form of a powder that is dissolved in water. The normal dose is two liters of MoviPrep solution, taken in eight-ounce portions, with an additional one liter of clear fluids. This solution is taken either the night before a colonoscopy or split up between the night before and the morning of the procedure.
(Click MoviPrep for more information on this medication. This article covers how the drug works, discusses its effectiveness, and offers some safety precautions to be aware of.)