Full Bowel Prep Using MoviPrep®
The MoviPrep® bowel prep has two doses, one liter each. You will drink this prep 1 day before
2 Days before surgery eat breakfast but then drink only clear liquids. You will drink the
prep tomorrow. Please note that “clear liquid” means no sediment, no fiber, and no pulp. Clear
does not mean colorless.
ξ Water, sparkling water or soda
ξ Gelatin (no added fruit or topping)
homemade from box only
ξ Popsicles without pieces of fruit or
ξ Broth or bouillon
ξ Crystal Light®
ξ Juice with no pulp (apple, no orange)
ξ Coffee or tea, no creamer – sugar is ok
ξ Gatorade® or other clear sports drinks
ξ No alcohol or dairy products
ξ Gatorade Recover 03® (protein drink)
ξ Ensure Clear® 4 pack
ξ Hard candy
1. Before you go to bed, mix MoviPrep®. Follow package instructions.
2. No extra flavorings should be added to the MoviPrep®.
3. Refrigerate. It will taste better chilled.
The Day before Surgery
Clear your schedule of other duties for today. 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. Plan on this part of your bowel prep taking most of the day. Stay near a
bathroom. Once you have finished the first dose of the prep, mix the second dose and place in
refrigerator. You will drink the second dose at noon today. Drink 3 bottles of Ensure Clear®
today. Tonight you will take 3 doses of antibiotics.
The Day before Surgery - 7:00 AM/ 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 liter.
2. You should begin to have some abdominal cramping and liquid bowel movements within
3. Stop drinking if you feel sick to your stomach. Start again as soon as you can at a slower
4. When you finish drinking the prep, drink 16 ounces of a clear liquid of your choice. This
will help you stay hydrated and help the prep work better. Continue to drink clear liquids.
5. Prepare the second dose of MoviPrep® in the same container. Refrigerate.
The Day before Surgery - Noon/Second Dose
1. Repeat steps 1-4 above.
2. When finished with the prep, your bowel movements should be watery and clear, with no
solids (flecks are ok). The color may be yellow, green, or tan.
3. Take your antibiotics following the schedule below:
ξ 3:00 PM- Take the 1st dose of antibiotics.
ξ 5:00 PM- Take the 2nd dose of antibiotics.
ξ 10:00 PM- Take the last dose of antibiotics.
Continue to drink clear liquids until bedtime. Skin Prep for Surgery-shower #1.
The Morning of Surgery
ξ Give yourself a Fleets® phosphate enema at least 1 hour before leaving for the hospital
ξ Skin Prep for Surgery-shower #2
When to Call the Doctor
ξ Steady stomach pain
ξ Light-headed or dizzy
ξ No bowel movements
ξ Cannot drink the MoviPrep®
Digestive Health Center: (608) 890-5000 Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm
After hours, weekends or holidays this number will be answered by the paging operator.
Ask for the doctor on call for Dr. ________________. Leave your name and phone number with
area code. The doctor will call you back.
If you live out of the area, call (855) 342-9900.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
is not medical advice. This is not to be used for diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Because each
person’s health needs are different, you should talk with your doctor or others on your health care team when using
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