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   Posted 6/6/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All,
My husband is getting a colonoscopy on Friday and the doctor has ordered Movi-Prep to "clean him out".  He was ordered to start it at 7 p.m. the night before, and then drink the second bottle at 2:30 a.m. the morning of the procedure!  In other words, he will literally be up all night preparing for the colonoscopy, which is at 8 a.m.  I have had several colonoscopies, (but never used Movi-Prep) and I have always started the preparation around 2 p.m. the day before so I could get a good night's sleep.  Does anyone who has used Movi-Prep see any reason why my husband can't start the preparation the afternoon before, as long as he doesn't eat or drink anything after he starts?  Thanks for your help.
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   Posted 6/6/2009 9:25 PM (GMT -6)   
that makes no sense to be taking it at 2:30 am... he'd still be going when he had to go in for the colonoscopy... I did Moviprep and started at 5...and did the second one at 8... i see no reason at all for him to take it so long after starting the first bottle.

BUT.. I'm not a dr.
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   Posted 6/7/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -6)   
That's just crazy! When I did the Moviprep cleanse my last dose was supposed to be at 9:30pm. I started my prep a couple hours early and in fact, I didn't even have to do the last bottle. I was going clear after the first. As long as your husband is consuming nothing but clear products that day, I don't see why he can't start a bit earlier.
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