MoviPrep (polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution) is a laxative that is used to clean out the bowel before certain intestinal procedures such as colonoscopy, or barium x-ray. It cleans your colon by increasing the amount of water in the colon, which stimulates bowel movements and causes you to have diarrhea. This helps your doctor better examine your intestines during the procedure. MoviPrep may cause serious loss of body fluid or dehydration, and changes in blood salts or electrolytes in your blood. You should drink clear liquids before, during, and after you take MoviPrep to help prevent dehydration. Do not eat solid foods while taking MoviPrep and until after your colonoscopy. Polyethylene glycol electrolyte solution is a laxative solution that increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movements. This medication also contains potassium, sodium, and other minerals to replace electrolytes that are passed from the body in the stool. Moviprep may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Moviprep consists of two packets of powder, which are dissolved in water to create a laxative. It is primarily used in preparation for a bowel examination.
Moviprep is a prescription drug used to clean out the intestines before certain bowel examination produces such as barium enema X-rays or colonoscopy. Moviprep belongs to a class of medications known as laxatives.
Moviprep works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. Doing so results in watery bowel movements that help clear the stool. Clearing the stool from the intestines enables the doctor to examine better the intestine during your procedure.
You may have to adhere to a special diet before using Moviprep. Ask the doctor about the foods and liquids you may eat or drink before the procedure or the exam may need to be repeated.