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Prep Instructions

MoviPrep | Colonoscopy Preparation Instructions

To ensure a successful exam, please follow all instructions carefully. Please bring a list of all your current medications, including any over-the-counter medications with you. If you must reschedule or cancel your appointment, please call 503-229-1883.

ONE WEEK BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Please notify our nursing staff if you have had any major health or medication changes since scheduling your procedure. This could affect your preparation instructions.
  • Arrange for a licensed adult driver to take you home. By law, you may not drive for the rest of the day after your procedure. Public transportation is allowed with an adult escort.
  • Pick up the prescribed bowel preparation kit at your pharmacy. We recommend that you call your pharmacy prior to picking up the prep to ensure they have the prescription.
  • Purchase clear pulp-free juices (apple, white grape, white cranberry), sports drinks, broth, popsicles, hard candy, coffee and tea without milk or cream—NO Red or PURPLE Liquids
  • Medications
    • If you take any blood thinners, i.e. Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, etc., please call our nursing staff if you have not received special instructions.
    • May continue to take regular medications, unless instructed by provider or nursing staff
    • May continue to take NSAIDS (Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin), Aspirin, and Tylenol, if needed
  • Stop Taking
    • Iron pills or vitamins with iron
    • Fish Oil
  • Stop Eating
    • Seeds, nuts, tomatoes, berries, breads with seeds or nuts

ONE DAY BEFORE COLONOSCOPY

  • Start clear liquid diet. No solid foods, red or purple liquids, chewing gum, and alcohol.
  • Mix bowel prep solution:
    • MoviPrep container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark (approximately 8 oz.) until the full liter is consumed.
    • MoviPrep contains a disposable container, 2 pouches labeled A and 2 pouches labeled B. You must complete the entire prep to ensure the most effective cleansing.
    • Mix the first dose:
      • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container
      • Add lukewarm water to the top line of the container. Mix to dissolve. *If preferred, mix solution ahead of time and refrigerate prior to drinking. The reconstituted solution should be used within 24 hours. Some people prefer to drink the prep through a straw.
  • Drink the first dose between 5-9 pm: Drink 8 oz. every 10-15 minutes until bottle is empty. *Drink the whole glass rapidly. Drinking through a straw may help with the taste. You may also suck on hard candy while drinking the solution.
  • DO NOT drink other liquids while drinking bowel prep solution. You may resume clear liquids once bottle is empty.
  • DO Not lie down between drinks—It may cause nausea and bloating
  • Bowel movements usually occur within 1-2 hours of starting prep. It is recommended to stay near a restroom at this point.
  • Nausea is common while drinking prep. If this occurs, stop drinking for 30 minutes before restarting. Walking around may help relieve nausea.
  • Once all the prep is consumed, drink 16 oz. of clear liquid.
  • Patients that are Diabetic
    • Evening Dose Only: Take ½ the dose of your diabetic medication(s) the day before your procedure
    • No dose the day of the procedure

DAY OF COLONOSCOPY

  • Continue clear liquid diet–No Solid Food.
  • May take blood pressure, heart, or seizure medication the morning of the test. Hold all other medication. Be sure to take medication two hours prior to test.
  • Mix the second dose:
    • Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container
    • Add lukewarm water to the top line of the container. Mix to dissolve. *If preferred, mix solution ahead of time and refrigerate prior to drinking.
  • Drink the second dose five (5) hours prior to arrival time:
    • Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark (approximately 8 oz.) until the full liter is consumed.
    • Once all the prep is consumed, drink 16 oz. of clear liquid
  • NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK TWO HOURS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL TIME. NO CHEWING GUM.
  • Wear comfortable clothes; two-piece outfit is preferable.
  • Leave valuables at home
  • Arrive on time at the designated location with completed paperwork, photo ID, and insurance card.
  • You must have a responsible adult drive you home. We recommend that he/she stay in the waiting room during the duration of your stay; which is approximately 90 minutes. If you do not have a ride arranged we will not be able to preform the procedure.