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For Bowel Preparation "Did the 2 stage MoviPrep for the first time and it was the easiest and best prep I have done and I've done four. I have had poor preps in the past so I decided to reduce fiber intake the week before which also helped. I chilled the first 32 ounces and started at 1 PM and drank 8 ozs about every 20 minutes. The taste was not that bad and I chased each dose with an ice popsicle and some water. It was not nearly as bad for me as MiraLax or Go Lightly which I could not tolerate. No nausea, no cramping, just some gurgling as the stuff took effect. After the first dose I was not completely clear but the second dose (6 PM) did the trick. Colonoscopy itself was a breeze (propofol is your friend, do not settle for IV demerol), always enjoy the initial feeling of falling off, did not remember a thing and woke up a little groggy but fine. Doc said the prep was excellent and no polyps or abnormalities. Overall, the best experience for me in now 5 tries. Hope this reassures and helps someone else."

   
9.0

rb May 22, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Used this last night first litre at 5pm, second at 8pm. Each litre I managed to get down in one hour, including the extra 500ml clear liquid for each prep. Unfortunately there were no bowel movements at all. I was jumping around trying to bring a movement on, and felt very bloated and had a painful stomach. Had read that if no bowel movement in 6 hours to call a Doctor. By 10.30 pm I was very distressed and called 111. I had a Sigmoidoscopy due at 10 am the next day. The clinician gave advice pending the Dr phoning, such as a hot bath, rubbing stomach in clockwise direction and lying on floor with legs in air cycling. I tried them all and at 11.25 pm finally I had success. The Dr called at 12.45 am thankfully all was well by then. The printout after my procedure said “bowel prep fair”, it was not even a clear result after all that distress. It was a very unpleasant experience and I would wish to avoid Moviprep in the future."

   
3.0

Jellyfish (taken for less than 1 month) April 16, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "I was truly in panic mode after reading some of these reviews. If anyone is going to experience side effects, it is me. Well, I had zero side effects. This prep worked very quickly.....very quickly! I barely finished the 2nd glass on my first dosing before it kicked in. I will admit, it tastes disgusting and I had a hard time getting it down come the second half of the prep. It tastes like dirty ocean water with a splash of lemon. Make sure you hydrate well during this prep."

   
10

Dix (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "It was horrible! I took it like it was prescribed and made it through 3/4 of the first bottle. I felt nauseous so I relaxed in bed for a few and then my legs stiffened and slowly started shaking uncontrollably! Then they would stop shaking suddenly. Then 5-10 minutes later they would start shaking again. I was terrified! This happened 6-7 times before my husband and I decided I needed to go to the ER. They continued on the way there and even at the hospital! It probably happened at least 15 times before they gave me Benadryl and IV fluids. Then as I was leaving the ER I started vomiting! There was no way I was going to finish the prep and my appointment for testing was at 8:00 in the morning. I was on the toilet all night and nauseous. Luckily I was cleaned out enough to go through with the test but I will never use Moviprep again! My legs are so sore and hard to walk on today and it was so scary what I was going through!"

   
1.0

Robin (taken for less than 1 month) March 30, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "I took moviprep last week, which has given me abdominal cramps, nausea, chill and shivering. Its almost a week since I have taken moviprep, and today after eating my food I am still getting abdominal cramps, chills, shivers and nausea. I hope this is not a permanent damage!"

ST (taken for less than 1 month) March 28, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "The taste was just orange and salty... The first 1 litre takes about an hour to work, it wasn't too bad..The 2nd 1 litre was awful and seems to work quicker."

   
10

louisre (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Wow, all that worrying for nothing. The whole process was a piece of cake. I mean seriously, it was such a breeze. Like some have said the hardest part is being so hungry. Sure, MoviPrep doesn't taste good, but it's not that bad either. It's just very salty and lemony. Does that sound so scary? It's just 4 - 8 oz. cups per dose... Easy. Just suck on a hard candy right after and the aftertaste is gone. Really, nothing to it. I was finished drinking in 45 minutes and in the bathroom 15 minutes later. Just hung out for a half an hour or so with my tablet and that was mostly it. Maybe 2 or 3 more visits before I went to bed and I slept great! Didn't like getting up at 4 AM, but no big deal. 2 hours after starting the process I was back to my normal duties around the house... If my family didn't see me drinking the stuff they wouldn't have even known. The hospital visit was even easier and right after I left I directly out to eat and had a big steak and baked potato... and it was soooo good!"

   
8.0

Very Worried (taken for less than 1 month) March 2, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Horrible! The first 8 oz ok, 2nd. Ok. Got to the last 8 oz of the first liter and I want to vomit! I am not one to throw up but I am begging myself to keep it down. I am chilled. It's ok. Started at 5:45 and already watery stools at 7:26. I can not fathom having to drink the next liter. Why can't I just take pills??? Tried hard candy-no, tried chilled-no, straw not helping! Look I would rather be on a liquid diet for 3 days!"

   
2.0

LgmomOf3 (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "My times to take movi-prep were 6pm and 4am . I like many others premixed and chilled before use ,I also used a straw to help get passed tastebuds ...took as directed 1/4 every 15 minutes 6pm drink went well Approx 10 min after finishing I had to go to the bathroom and soon it came to a point I could not leave the restroom for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. I went to bed - should have put on a depends ...lol...lol..up several times durning the night. Had to wake up at 4 am for next dose ... Watery dirrahea started early Even before taking moviprep.. Still sitting on toilet and its been 2 and 1/2 hours ... Think I'll have a red target ring from sitting so long ..lol..lol.. Hoping to stop soon to get up and get ready for a fun filled day at the doctors . This stuff works ...worst part is having to stay on toilet for me"

   
10

Not fun but necessary February 23, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Okay... Taste: Not great. A bit like a syrupy/metallic taste. Just drink it very quickly and you’ll be okay. I drank mine within about 10 minutes. Makes you feel slightly nauseous drinking it that quickly, but it’s much better than messing around and drinking it slowly. Bowel movements started about 20 minutes after drinking. You basically just pass liquids. I probably went to the toilet 5 or 6 times during 1 and a half hours after finishing the drink. Didn’t need to run to the toilet, or sit in the bathroom for the duration. You can feel that you need to go and you can go at your leisure. The second dose seemed to work quicker, within probably 5 minutes of finishing the drink. Again, over a 1.5 hour spell I probably went around 6 times - passing liquids only. Use wet wipes, whack some cream on and you’ll be okay. You get sore towards the end but it has to be done."

Gahaoanw (taken for less than 1 month) February 9, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "I am a 59 year old woman in Caribbean. First colonoscopy was 14 years ago and had to drink the 4 liters. Was not horrible. Used moviprep this time. It is not pleasant but not bad at all. I just chilled it in freezer almost consistency of a slushy. I was told to do 4 and 8 pm for a morning procedure. The first dose was fairly easy to get down, I chugged about 9 ounces very 20 minutes. Started to work in about 90 minutes. I also sucked on a peppermint right after dose and that helped a lot. Remember to drink the other required liquids during process. Took 2nd litre at 8pm which I divided into 3 drinks within an hour, just to get done. Worked well, was done being cleaned out by about 11 pm. No cramps, just some slight chills. Keep drinking ...tea and broth worked for me. It works, it's not terrible. Get it done."

   
9.0

Choirgirl (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "God awful taste way to sweet very hard to get down. The pills and Gatorade I did years ago was ten times easier. Lots of gas pain, chest discomfort, smell of bleach in nose, very uneasy, agitated, hard time sleeping etc.... hate this stuff plus directions from doctor where very poor. There has to be something easier for some patients."

   
2.0

Kracker55 (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Went for a colonoscopy yesterday ! After taking the moviprep day before , I took it exactly as stated, and I thought it tasted ok ,lemon. It cleared me out completely, I even took the dogs out later, but I drank it very quickly, had sedation for my op but the pain was bad, due to air been blown up, had banding done , no cramps or stomach ache, I definitely recommend sedation , and the bonus is my flat tummy now, gunna change my diet a bit now. I'm 71 "

   
10

Porx January 27, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Awful taste, had to make a conscious effort to keep it down. Worked a little two well, took first litre and within 1 hour was only passing liquid. When it came to the second litre it started working within 5 minutes, passed only liquid. Could not leave the throne for a good 2 hours with both litres, started bleeding from back passage after second litre due to the prolonged violent cleanings, very painful. Hope I never see any more of this stuff."

   
2.0

Jace (Nickname already in use) January 24, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "FAILED prep and colonoscopy could NOT be done. The night before, drank 1 L within an hour, it worked for a few hours. At 5:00 a.m. drink the second litre within an hour. It was still working at 8:30 a.m. Luckily no problem on the way to the clinic, but had to go to their restroom before checking in. I think this is cutting it too close. Anyway I thought I was finally clear, but they woke me from the colonoscopy to say the prep had not worked well at all. Lesson learned for me. If you have a sluggish system typically, ask for a different prep than this one."

   
1.0

WishYouGoodHealth January 19, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Needed to go after 30 minutes, probably been around 10-12 times in the 2 hours. Feel a little bloated but generally clean and empty (craving food already of course). So long as my girlfriend eats her perfect risotto in the other room then its okay :). People complaining about the taste, it tastes completely fine. Like an old fizzy drink, slightest (teeeniest) metallic taste but apart from that its just very sweet and syrupy. It could have been 5000x worse then it could be named 'disgusting'. Wish everyone a happy result and hope we all get stronger stomachs in the end! <3"

   
9.0

willloveshealth January 2, 2018

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For Bowel Preparation "Is any laxative really something to rave about? The current reviews had me worried about using this product, but it wasn't nearly as bad as what I read. It starting working 45 minutes after my first dose. I didn't have cramps and it was very gentle. By morning I was 'complete' and didn't have to worry about the drive to the hospital. Perhaps this varies person to person. The only thing I didn't like was it is SUPER SWEET! I felt like I was drinking syrup."

   
10

KatyGal (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "So my 1st experience with movicol as a patient. I’m a nurse and trust me when I say you are never experienced until it has happened to you. I have just drank my 1st litre. Texture was surprisingly ok but tastes worse then alka seltzer’s "

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) December 28, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "Seems like theres a lot of precious people on here crying about the taste. Well this is how I got around that issue - mixed it in a pint glass of cold water, necked the glass in sub 5 seconds, mixed the second one, same again. No messing just get it drank."

   
6.0

PsychoKillerMurderGeneral December 19, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "This stuff is great! It wasn't so much the taste that was bad, more the salty consistency! I drank mine with a straw over 7 hours and that seemed to do the trick! I started pooping after exactly an hour and didn't stop until 11pm (I started at 2pm) I was nice and cleared out and they said I had a "good colonoscopy" the only problem I have now is that it's the next day and food is going straight through me still mixed with BRIGHT yellow bile and it's so painful! This stuff has more or less left me incontinent the day after! Just hoping the diarrhea stops soon because 2 days of pooping out pure watery movements is more than enough for me!"

Sophiepie9319 December 6, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "I had this for the first time on the 26/11/17 what can I say - the amount you have to drink in the time scale is a lot. I chilled it and used a straw to manage the first liter no problem, a bit gagging, is not so much the taste but the consistency of it. The 2nd lot: well I manage 1 glass then the next glass I vomited it up. I started at 5pm and was still pooping at 6am (I got up at 2am 5am and 6am was only the one movement each time) I went for colonoscopy I hoped I had prep enough and I had thank goodness. I had no cramps or bloating with it."

   
2.0

Samdougie (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "I had read a lot of negative reviews about Moviprep and was terrified of the stuff. In reality it was straight-forward to use, fairly palatable (better than soluble aspirin) and the results were not as unpleasant as my chronic IBS symptoms. I recommend mixing the solution with a cordial (ginger worked well) and drinking through a straw. Do not take large mouthfuls of it. The first dose might take between 3-4 hours to take effect. Don't worry - it will! Just make sure you take the sedation for your procedure. I did not and it was incredibly painful. Curiously, for a few weeks after the Moviprep and colonoscopy I experienced no IBS symptoms - it has been 6 weeks now and they've returned, unfortunately."

   
9.0

trn (taken for less than 1 month) November 22, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "Started to take it 7.10 finished 9.10 bowel opened 9.00 and lasted 2 hour off and on. Good clearout , but have to do it again tomorrow 6am for colonoscopy in afternoon."

Wrayjo November 8, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "Prepping for a colonoscopy... Mixed powders with 1/4 of water recommended so as to dissolve, refrigerated then added orange gaterade. Used hard peppermint candy after each quarter hour dose. First movement was within an hour of the end of the first dose. Began at 4pm, with 2nd doses beginning at 9:30pm Effective colon cleansing but side effects were terrible. Massive migraine even though I took a preventative triptan, insomnia, diarrhea several times during the night and next morning and nausea. I will never use this product again!"

   
3.0

Migraine Issues November 5, 2017

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For Bowel Preparation "Took Moviprep and 5 hours later nothing has happened. Ready to go to bed. Have to take again at 6am"

   
1.0

Bshi November 2, 2017

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