Moviprep

(polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution)

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Cleans your colon in preparation for a colonoscopy.

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Cleans your colon and requires less volume intake than other bowel prep regimens.

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Quick facts about Moviprep
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • In studies, Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) was as effective as other laxatives for cleansing the colon.
  • Unlike other colonoscopy preps that taste salty, Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) is lemon flavored.
  • You drink less fluid with Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) compared with other bowel preparations.
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Downsides

  • You may experience common side effects such as abdominal bloating, diarrhea, thirst, dizziness, anal discomfort, and hunger.
  • Has a higher chance of causing sleep problems and serious chills than other colonscopy preparations.
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How it works

Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) is a laxative that draws water into your colon and prepare you for a colonoscopy.

Quick facts about Moviprep
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Preparation for colonoscopy

Dosage forms

  • Powder for reconstitution
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What to expect when you take Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) for Colonscopy preparation

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  • Possible side effects
  • Abdominal bloating
  • Anal discomfort
  • Thirst
  • Sleep problems
  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
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Side effect rates for Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution)

From 169 clinical trials of Moviprep when taken for colonoscopy preparation (full dose, evening)
  • Abdominal bloating
    60%60%
  • Anal discomfort
    52%52%
  • Thirst
    47%47%
  • Nausea
    47%47%
  • Abdominal pain
    40%40%
  • Sleep problems
    35%35%
  • Shaking chills
    34%34%
  • Hunger
    30%30%
  • Flu-like symptoms
    27%27%
  • Vomiting
    7%7%
  • Dizziness
    7%7%
  • Headache
    2%2%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Moviprep.

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Risks and Warnings for Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution)

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  • Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) can cause serious electrolyte imbalances if you do not stay hydrated. This can lead to abnormal heart beats, kidney problems, and seizures. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids while you're taking Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution). Talk to your doctor before using if you are on medications that may raise your risk of dehydration and electrolyte losses.

Common concerns from people taking Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution)

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Kidneys and liver
  • Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution) can cause serious electrolyte imbalances if you do not stay hydrated. This can lead to abnormal heart beats, kidney problems, and seizures. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids while you're taking Moviprep (polyethylene glycol-electrolyte solution). Talk to your doctor before using if you are on medications that may raise your risk of dehydration and electrolyte losses.