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MoviPrep

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INDICATIONS

MoviPrep is an osmotic laxative indicated for cleansing of the colon as a preparation for colonoscopy in adults 18 years of age or older.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

Dosing Overview

There are two possible dosing regimens. Each regimen requires different dosing times:

  • Split-dose (2-Day) [see Split-dose (2-Day) Regimen (Preferred Method)]
  • Evening only (1-Day) [see Evening only (1-Day) Regimen (Alternative Method)]

Both MoviPrep dosing regimens require administration of MoviPrep using the mixing container provided to dilute powder for oral solution (contents of Pouch A and B) with water to the Fill line. Preparation of MoviPrep solution (the contents of one Pouch A and one Pouch B) occurs twice in each dosing regimen. Additional fluids must be consumed in both dosing regimens [see Split-dose (2-Day) Regimen (Preferred Method) and Evening only (1-Day) Regimen (Alternative Method)]. Instruct patients to consume only clear liquids (no solid food) from the start of MoviPrep treatment until after the colonoscopy [see WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS]. Additionally, instruct patients to not consume any clear liquids at least 2 hours before the colonoscopy.

Split-dose (2-Day) Regimen (Preferred Method)

The Split-Dose regimen is the preferred dosing method. Instruct patients to take two separate doses in conjunction with fluids, as follows:

Dose 1 – Take this dose the evening before the colonoscopy (10 to 12 hours before Dose 2)
  1. Empty the contents of 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the container that comes with MoviPrep.
  2. Add lukewarm water to the Fill line on the container.
  3. Mix to completely dissolve the contents of pouch A and B into the lukewarm water.
  4. Drink one 8 oz. (ounce) glass (240 mL) every 15 minutes. Be sure to drink all of the solution. This should take about 1 hour.
  5. Fill the container with 16 oz. (two 8 oz. glasses) of clear liquid and drink all of this liquid before going to bed.
Dose 2 – Take this dose the next morning, on the day of the colonoscopy (start at least 3 ½ hours prior to colonoscopy)
  1. Repeat steps 1 through 4 from Dose 1 of the Split-dose (2-Day) instructions.
  2. Fill the container with 16 oz. (two 8 oz. glasses) of clear liquid and drink all of this liquid at least 2 hours before the colonoscopy.
  3. Drink only clear liquids up to 2 hours before the colonoscopy or as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Then stop drinking liquids until after the colonoscopy.
Evening Only (1-Day) Regimen (Alternative Method)

The Day-Before regimen is the alternative dosing method for patients for whom the Split-Dosing regimen is inappropriate. Instruct patients to take two separate doses in conjunction with fluids as follows:

Dose 1 – Take this dose at least 3 ½ hours before bedtime the evening before the colonoscopy:
  1. Empty the contents of 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the container that comes with MoviPrep.
  2. Add lukewarm water to the Fill Line on the container.
  3. Mix to completely dissolve the contents of pouch A and B into the lukewarm water.
  4. Drink one 8 oz. (ounce) glass (240 mL) every 15 minutes. Be sure to drink all of the solution. This should take about 1 hour.
Dose 2 – Take Dose 2 about 1 ½ hours after starting Dose 1 on the evening before the colonoscopy:
  1. Repeat Steps 1 through 4 from Dose 1 of the Evening only (1-Day) instructions.
  2. After you complete step 1 through 4, fill the container again to the Fill Line with clear liquid and drink all of this liquid before going to bed.
  3. Drink only clear liquids up to 2 hours before the colonoscopy or as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Then stop drinking liquids until after the colonoscopy.
Additional Information

MoviPrep solution may be refrigerated before drinking. Keep the mixed solution in an upright position and store in the refrigerator. MoviPrep should be taken within 24 hours after it is mixed in water. Do not add other ingredients to the MoviPrep solution.

HOW SUPPLIED

Dosage Forms And Strengths

Powder for Oral Solution: MoviPrep is available in a carton that contains 2 pouches labeled Pouch A and 2 pouches labeled Pouch B. Each pouch A contains 100 grams of polyethylene glycol (PEG) 3350, NF, 7.5 grams of sodium sulfate, USP, 2.691 grams of sodium chloride, USP, and 1.015 grams of potassium chloride, USP, plus the following excipients: aspartame, NF (sweetener), acesulfame potassium, NF (sweetener), and lemon flavoring. Each pouch B contains 4.7 grams of ascorbic acid, USP and 5.9 grams of sodium ascorbate, USP.

Storage And Handling

MoviPrep is supplied as a white to yellow powder. MoviPrep is administered as an oral solution after reconstitution.

NDC 65649-201-75, MoviPrep, single use carton.
NDC 65649-201-76, MoviPrep, professional sample carton.

Each carton contains a disposable container for reconstitution of MoviPrep and 2 Pouches labeled Pouch A and 2 Pouches labeled Pouch B.

Storage

Store carton/container at room temperature, between 68°F to 77°F (20°C to 25°C); excursions permitted to 15-30°C (59-86°F). When reconstituted, store upright and keep solution refrigerated. Use within 24 hours.

Manufactured for: Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Raleigh, NC 27615 2013 Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Rev Dec 2013

Last reviewed on RxList: 1/24/2014
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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