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PEG/ELECTROLYTE 2 LITERS - ORAL
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): MoviPrep
USES: PEG (polyethylene glycol) with electrolyte is used to clean out the intestines before certain bowel exam procedures such as colonoscopy or barium enema X-rays. It is a laxative that works by drawing large amounts of water into the colon. This effect results in watery bowel movements. Clearing stool from the intestines helps your doctor to better examine the intestines during your procedure.
HOW TO USE: Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a new prescription for it. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Follow any special diet instructions provided by your doctor. Be sure to ask your doctor about acceptable foods/liquids you may eat or drink before the procedure; otherwise the exam may have to be repeated. Finish your evening meal at least 1 hour before starting this medication. After you start drinking this medication, do not eat any solid food until after your procedure is done. To prevent losing too much body water (becoming dehydrated), drink plenty of clear liquids as directed by your doctor.
Before using this product, mix it as directed. Read and follow all directions provided by the manufacturer to mix this product. After mixing, you may place the container in the refrigerator until ready to drink. Chilling the mixed liquid may improve its taste.
Take this product by mouth without food or as directed by your doctor. Dosage is based on your age and medical condition.
The night before your procedure, quickly drink one 8-ounce glass (240 milliliters) of the mixture every 15 minutes until you finish the first container (1 liter), or take as directed by your doctor. After drinking the first liter of the prepared solution, drink 2 glasses (480 milliliters/2 cups/16 ounces) of water or other clear liquid. Drink the second liter of prepared solution either the night before your procedure (one-and-a-half hours after the first liter) or on the morning of your procedure as directed by your doctor. After drinking the second liter of prepared solution, drink 2 more glasses (480 milliliters/2 cups/16 ounces) of water or other clear liquid.
It is best to drink the mixed liquid quickly instead of sipping slowly. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions about how to mix or take this product or what to expect after taking this product.
Watery bowel movements usually begin about 1 hour after you start to drink the mixed liquid. The bowel movements can be very large and watery.
Do not take any other medications by mouth within 1 hour of starting to drink the mixed liquid because your body may not absorb the other medications. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure when to take your other medications.
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