MoviPrep Instructions


About Colonoscopy
Bowel Preparation (cleansing) is needed to perform effective colonoscopy.  Any stool remaining in the colon can hide lesions and result in the need to repeat the colonoscopy.  You should plan to be at our facility 1-2 hours.  It is critical that you follow our instructions as directed (The prep comes with directions and sometimes the pharmacy will provide directions, please follow OUR instructions.)

The physician will discuss your procedure results with you when you are in the recovery room.  If you had any biopsies taken, you will receive a call from our office staff in 7-10 days.  If there are serious findings on the biopsy, your physician will contact you. 

Every effort will be made to keep your appointment at the scheduled time, but in medicine, unexpected delays and emergencies may occur and your wait time may be prolonged.  We give each patient the attention needed for his or her procedure. 
What to Bring:

  • Do not wear any jewelry or bring valuables with you on the day of your procedure.
  • Please bring a current list of medications and allergies (if this is written out it may expedite your check in time).
  • Please bring a list of all the doctors you want to receive a copy of your procedure report, include first and last name and address. 
  • Please bring a photo ID and insurance card if we have not already scanned it into our system.
  • YOU MUST HAVE AN ADULT DRIVER, 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER WHO WILL ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOU AND DRIVE YOU HOME AFTER THE PROCEDURE.  The person driving you must remain at the facility or be within a 15 minute driving distance.  The staff will notify them when your procedure is complete.  Your designated adult driver will be responsible to be present at discharge for the instructions and teaching.  You are not allowed to take a taxi, bus, access a ride, walk home, etc.  If you do not have a ride your procedure will have to be cancelled. 

Extra information:

  • Please check in using the white phone located in the lobby.
  • Patients, who receive conscious sedation usually, are able to speak and respond to verbal cues throughout the procedure, communicating any discomfort they experience to the provider. A brief period of amnesia may erase any memory of the procedure.  The medications that you receive can affect each patient differently.  Some patients may remember more of the procedure than others.  Our goal is to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. 
  • You will be asked not to drive, sign legal documents or consume alcohol for 24 hrs.  It might be helpful if someone stays with you for the following 6 hours after the procedure in case you are still sleepy. 
  • If you have any questions please call our office or visit our website (listed below)


Endoscopy Center of the Rockies was developed by members of the medical community interested in providing quality care in a comfortable setting.  Physicians of Gastroenterology of the Rockies have an ownership interest in these centers.

5 days before your colonoscopy

2 days before  your colonoscopy

The day before your colonoscopy

The day of your colonoscopy

Read all prep instructions.

Prepare your list of medications, allergies.  Find insurance cards, photo ID and get the names and addresses of the physicians you want to receive a copy of your procedure report. 

Morning procedure– Have a light breakfast, avoiding vegetables, pulpy fruits, oatmeal and cereals with high fiber, nuts and small seeds such as sesame seeds.  NO ALCOHOL.
Afternoon procedure – Have a light breakfast and lunch, avoiding vegetables, pulpy fruits, oatmeal and cereals with high fiber, nuts and small seeds such as sesame seeds.  NO ALCOHOL.


You may take your morning medications.

Contact prescribing physician for instructions on dosage of blood thinners.

If you are diabetic, contact us for specific instructions. 

Obtain bowel prep products from your pharmacy.

Once you stop solid food you will change to
CLEAR LIQUIDS (see below)
Drink an extra 8 ounces of clear liquid every hour from 11am to 5pm.

5pm-STEP 1-Empty 1 pouch A and 1 pouch B into the disposable container.  Add lukewarm water to the top line of the container.  Mix to dissolve.  STEP 2-The MoviPrep container is divided by 4 marks.  Every 15 minutes, drink the solution down to the next mark until the full liter is complete.  Drink 16 ounces of the clear liquid of your choice.  You are encouraged to continue to drink clear liquids until you go to bed. 


If your procedure is scheduled after 10am, then beginning at least 4 hours before your scheduled procedure time, repeat steps 1 and 2, completing within two hours.


If your procedure is scheduled before 10 am you may drink ALL of your prep the day before. 

Stop eating Nuts and small seeds.

Avoid vegetables, pulpy fruits, oatmeal and cereal with high fiber, nuts and small seeds such as sesame seeds. 


If your procedure is scheduled before 10am, wait approximately 1-2 hours and repeat steps 1 and 2 above.      

You may continue to drink clear liquids until 3 hours before your scheduled procedure time. 

Stop taking iron and multivitamins containing iron. 



Have nothing to eat or drink for 3 hours before your procedure. 

Arrange a driver for after your procedure.

Confirm that you have a driver to take you home following your procedure

You may use Tucks medicated wipes or baby wipes (alcohol and fragrance free) and Charmin Plus toilet tissue to minimize the expected anal irritation from wiping. 

Your driver must remain in the waiting room during your procedure. 

If you think the prep is not working, call our office and ask to speak to the office nurse of your physician.  If after hours you will be prompted to the on call Dr.

CLEAR LIQUID DIET: As a rule – if you can see through it, you can drink it.  NO RED OR PURPLE DYES
clear fruit juices, white grape juice and apple juice.  Kool-Aide, Power Aide (no red or purple), Clear soup, broth or bouillon, popsicles, tea or coffee without cream, hard candies, soda pop – 7-Up, sprite, regular or diet Pepsi and Coke, ginger ale, orange soda (no red or purple), Jell-O (no red or purple).  100% cranberry or pomegranate juice (even though it is red, there is no dye in it). 


Yes , it takes the whole solution to really do a good job.  If you want an accurate examination, it is important that your preparation for the test is complete. 
If your colon is not well cleaned out, the test may have to be rescheduled for another day.