I've always had low/normal blood pressure (110/70). Four days ago I had a colonoscopy and the night before I had to drink Moviprep. I could barely tolerate the saltiness of that stuff! Well, I was fine until last night when I started feeling weak and a little ill. I decided to take my blood pressure and it was 147/85. I continued to check it periodically over an hour and it kept going up. I thought maybe my B/P monitor was wrong, so I went to the fire station around the corner and had them take it. It was 150/106. I have had a lot of doctors appointments lately for an unrelated issue and my B/P has always been its normal level at each visit. I've been told to just check it for a few days but I can't help worrying, which of course isn't helping matters. I feel that there must be some explanation for this sudden rise. I didn't find blood pressure listed as a typical potential side affect of Moviprep, but it was LOADED with sodium. I've been trying to drink plenty of water to flush it out of my system - if its even still in my system. Anybody know anything about this?
You should see your doctor if your blood pressure continues to stay high. Moviprep is unlikely to be the cause.
Here is an accurate and comprehensive list of side-effects for Moviprep.
I just had a colonoscopy today and used Suprep. It made me feel absolutely awful and laid awake all night worrying about having to take the second dose at 3 am. When I arrived for my colonoscopy at 7:30 my BP was 190/106. It came down to 165/90 so they went ahead and did the procedure. I don't know if it was the prep or the anxiety but I'm home now and it's still high and I'm not anxious anymore. But I do have other stresses in my life so if it's not better tomorrow I'm calling my doctor. I just can't believe that using those horrible salty laxatives and the terrible way they make you feel doesn't have an effect on BP.
I just had my colonscopy using Suprep. My blood pressure is controlled at 120-130/ 65-75 with occasional spike to 155/85. When I went into the prep room my blood pressure was 195-205/ 95-100. Scared the heck out of me. After the procedure and at home my BP was 145/80. But this morning (the day after), my BP was 200/105. I have been monitoring hourly at my PCP's request and it seems to be slowly approaching my expected range of 120-130/70. Why aren't we warned about these possibilities?
- MoviPrep Information for Consumers
- MoviPrep Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of MoviPrep (detailed)
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