The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Bowel preparation for colonoscopy

If you are having a colonoscopy, you will need to take a solution called Moviprep to completely clear your bowel before the procedure.

Moviprep is a flavoured powder that makes a solution when mixed with water to cleanse your colon. It has a laxative action, clearing the bowel so that it is clean and empty.

It is very important that you have a cleansed bowel for your colonoscopy so that any abnormalities in your bowel can be seen by the nurse or doctor performing the procedure.

Instruction leaflets for Moviprep will be sent with your appointment letter and can also be found below. Please contact the endoscopy pre-assessment team if you have any questions about taking your bowel preparation.