MoviPrep Warnings and Precautions
Before taking MoviPrep, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medical problems you have, such as an electrolyte imbalance, inflammatory bowel disease, or frequent vomiting. Other warnings and precautions with MoviPrep involve possible drug interactions and allergic reactions. Also, make sure to tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking MoviPrep® (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) if you have:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Frequent vomiting
- A hole in the bowel (bowel perforation)
- Intestinal blockage (obstruction)
- Nausea, vomiting, abdominal (stomach) pain, and abdominal swelling (distention), which may be signs of a bowel obstruction
- An electrolyte imbalance, such as low blood sodium (hyponatremia) or potassium (hypokalemia)
- Been on a low-salt diet
- Gastric retention (a condition in which there is a delayed emptying of stomach contents into the intestines)
- Inflammatory bowel disease or other bowel problems, including ulcerative colitis, toxic colitis, toxic megacolon, and ileus, or a history of these problems
- Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- Ever had hemolytic anemia
- Phenylketonuria (PKU)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.