Full Bowel Prep Using MoviPrep
The MoviPrep® bowel prep has two doses of the liquid, one liter each. You will drink the first dose 2 days before surgery and the second dose 1 day before surgery. If you take medicines, take them at least 1 hour before your prep or at least 1 hour after you are done. Do not take them while you are drinking the prep.
Two Days Before Surgery
1. In the morning, mix the first dose of the prep by emptying one Pouch A and
one Pouch B into the disposable container. Add lukewarm drinking water to
the top line of the container (one liter). Mix thoroughly to dissolve.
2. No extra flavorings should be added to the MoviPrep® liquid.
3. Refrigerate. It will taste better chilled.
2 days before surgery, eat breakfast but then drink only clear liquids. Please note that “Clear liquid” means no sediment, no fiber, clear does not mean colorless.
- Clear Jell-O® (no fruit in it) homemade from box only
- Sparkling water or soda
- Broth or bouillon
- Crystal Light®
- Juice with no pulp (apple, no orange)
- Hard candy
- Coffee or tea, no creamer – sugar is OK
- Gatorade® or other clear sports drinks
- No alcohol or dairy products
- Gatorade G Series Recover 03® (protein drink)
Try to drink at least two bottles of Gatorade G Recover 03® each day for 2 days before surgery. If you are not the first case, you may drink these clear liquids only until 4 hours before your surgery: water, black coffee, Gatorade G3 Recover® protein drink, apple or white grape juice.
If you take medicines, take them at least 1 hour before your prep or at least 1 hour after you are done. Do not take them while you are drinking the prep.
Two Days Before Surgery-Drink First Dose
Plan on this part of your bowel prep taking 2 to 4 hours. Stay near a bathroom during this time.
7:00 PM– First Dose
1. The MoviPrep® container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 minutes, drink
the mixture down to the next mark (about 8 ounces) until you drink the full
2. You should begin to have some abdominal cramping and liquid bowel
movements within 1 to 6 hours.
3. Stop drinking if you feel sick to your stomach. Start again as soon as you
can at a slower rate.
4. When you finish drinking the prep, drink 16 ounces of a clear liquid of your
choice. This step ensures that you are hydrated and the prep works.
5. Drink clear liquids as desired tonight.
6. Prepare the second dose of MoviPrep in the same container in the manner
described above. Refrigerate it for use in the morning.
The Day Before Surgery-Drink Second Dose
7:00 AM – Second Dose
1. Repeat the steps above, drinking 8 ounces of the liquid every 15 minutes
until it is gone. Drink more slowly if you feel nauseated. It is normal for
you to feel some cramps in your lower abdomen while drinking this prep.
2. Again, follow with 16 ounces of a clear liquid of your choice. This helps the
MoviPrep® work better. If you are not the first case, you may drink these
clear liquids only until 4 hours before your surgery: water, black coffee,
Gatorade G3 Recover® protein drink, apple or white grape juice.
3. It is normal for your stools to start out darker than they were last night.
When finished with the prep, your bowel movements should be watery and
see-through, and free of solids (flecks are OK). The color may appear clear
to yellow, green, or tan.
• 3:00 PM - Take the 1st dose of antibiotics.
• 5:00 PM- Take the 2nd dose of antibiotics.
• 10:00 PM- Take the last dose of antibiotics.
You should keep drinking clear liquids until bedtime. Shower before bed.
Morning of surgery (at least 1 hour before leaving home)
• Give yourself a Fleets® phosphate enema. Shower again.
When to Call the Doctor
• Steady stomach pain
• No bowel movements
• Cannot drink the MoviPrep®
Digestive Health Center: 608-890-5000. This is a 24 hour number.
After hours, holidays and weekends ask for the doctor on call for Dr.______________________. Tell them your problem. We will call you back.
Toll free: 1-855-342-9900
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 05/20/2013
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