Full Bowel Prep Using MoviPrep®
The MoviPrep® bowel prep has two doses,
one liter each. You will drink this prep 1
day before surgery.
Day 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.
Water, sparkling water or soda
Gelatin (no added fruit or topping)
homemade from box only
Popsicles without pieces of fruit or
Broth or bouillon
Juice with no pulp (apple, no orange)
Coffee or tea, no creamer – sugar is ok
Gatorade® or other clear sports drinks
No alcohol or dairy products
Ensure Clear® 4 pack
1. Before you go to bed, mix MoviPrep®.
Follow package instructions.
2. No extra flavorings should be added to
3. Refrigerate. It will taste better chilled.
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
The Day before Surgery-7:00 AM/ First
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 1-6 hours.
3. Stop drinking if you feel sick to your
stomach. Start again as soon as you can at a
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
5. Prepare the second dose of MoviPrep®
in the same container. Refrigerate.
The Day before Surgery-Noon/Second
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. Drink three bottles of Ensure Clear®
today. Save the 4th bottle to drink in the
3:00 PM-Take the 1st dose of
5:00 PM-Take the 2nd dose of
10:00 PM-Take the last dose of
Continue to drink clear liquids until
bedtime. Skin Prep for Surgery-shower #1.
The Morning of Surgery
ξ Drink the 4th bottle of Ensure Clear® (10
oz.). The nurse from First Day Surgery
Unit called you with the specific time to
drink and when to stop drinking.
ξ Give yourself a Fleets® phosphate enema
at least 1 hour before leaving for the
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.
This is a 24 hour number.
After hours, holidays and weekends ask
for the doctor on call. Tell them your
problem. We will call you back.
Toll free: 1-855-342-9900
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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