Movi Prep Instructions

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General Procedure Information

Please read these instructions two weeks before

Arrange to have a driver to come with you and remain in our waiting room during your test.

Laxative Prep Method

Follow these instructions. Do NOT follow instructions on the box

MOVI Prep – Split Dose Supplies to Purchase

  1. Movi- Prep Kit (fill prescription)
  2. Clear liquid beverages/product

General Instructions

2 weeks before procedure

  • Stop taking herbal products.
  • Stop eating snack containing olestra (found in “light” snacks).

1 week before procedure

  • Stop taking aspirin, NSAIDs and blood thinners 3, 4, or 5 days or as approved by your prescribing physician.
  • You may take Tylenol (acetaminophen).
  • Stop multivitamins, vitamin E, iron and fish oil supplements.

Days before your procedure

  • Purchase supplies.
  • Read through these directions.
  • Expect call from anesthesia department to discuss your medical history.

If you are diabetic, read and follow the special diabetic instructions.

Questions? Please see frequently asked questions first. If you still have questions, please call.

Day Before Procedure

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • You may only have CLEAR LIQUIDS the entire day before your procedure.
  • NO SOLID FOODS should be eaten on this day.
  • Examples of CLEAR LIQUIDS: strained fruit juices (apple, white grape, white cranberry). Limeade, lemonade, coffee, tea (no creamer), Coke, Pepsi, Diet soda, non-red soft drinks, chicken or beef broth, gelatin desserts without added fruit or whipped topping.
  • AVOID RED and PURPLE liquids, including food dye.
  • AVOID MILK and ALCOHOLIC beverages.

LAXATIVE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

  • Solution may be mixed and refrigerated up to 24 hours in advance.
  • Morning: empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container; add lukewarm water or Minute Maid lemonade without pulp to the top line of the container and mix to dissolve, then refrigerate.
  • Evening: Begin drinking your prep solution at 5 PM. The Movi-Prep container is divided by 4 marks. Every 15 mins, drink the solution down to the next mark until ALL of the solution is consumed.
  • Drink 16 oz of clear liquid of your choice, and continue to take clear liquids until bedtime.
  • Prepare the second container of Movi-Prep the same way and refrigerate.

Day Of Procedure

LAXATIVE PREP INSTRUCTIONS

6 hours before leaving for the procedure:

  • Drink the second container of Movi-Prep until ALL of the solution is consumed. You should complete it in about 1 hour.
  • Drink 16 oz of a clear liquid of your choice over the next 15 minutes.
  • Put nothing else in your mouth except a small sip of water with your heart, blood pressure or seizure medication.
  • You must have NOTHING in your mouth 4 hours prior to your procedure. (This means NO water, ice chips, gum, candy, cough drops, etc.).
  • **Any contents in your stomach could come up, getting into your lungs while under anesthesia.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • You may brush your teeth and gargle prior to your test.
  • DO NOT wear body LOTION or body JEWELRY. Please remove all piercings (tongue, cheek, nose rings, etc) prior to arrival.
  • Someone must be with you while you have the procedure and to drive you home. If your driver is NOT in our waiting room, your procedure will NOT be performed.
  • Failure to follow these instructions may cause your procedure to be delayed or cancelled.

The physicians at Digestive Healthcare of Georgia are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. In the interest of everyone’s health and safety we ask all patients and their guests who have a fever (100° or above), symptoms of a respiratory infection, or who may have traveled to a restricted country or may have been exposed to a person with known COVID-19, the flu or any other communicable disease to reschedule their appointments or procedures. You will not be charged for canceling/rescheduling your appointment. We will be following CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health’s recommendations for screening and management of patients. If you are at all concerned you may have a serious infectious disease, your best course of action is to seek care at your primary care physician’s office or local hospital’s emergency department.

We have implemented a telemedicine visit for our patients who are unable to be in the office for their appointment. Please call our office to schedule a telemedicine visit with your provider.