This site is for patients prescribed PLENVU®. If you are a healthcare professional then please visit our HCP website.

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What you need to know before you take PLENVU®

Please follow the instructions given to you by your doctor carefully and also read the Patient Information Leaflet inside the carton.

Taking other medicines?

Any medicines taken orally (by mouth) may not be absorbed properly and not have their desired effect if taken within 1 hour of taking PLENVU®. Speak to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines (e.g. oral contraceptives).

Food considerations when taking PLENVU®

After you start taking your PLENVU® doses, you should not eat until after your colonoscopy. However, it is important to drink clear fluids as directed and stay hydrated throughout the preparation.

Depending on the dosing schedule your healthcare professional has suggested, you will be asked to have a light breakfast and lunch, or breakfast, lunch and dinner ahead of taking your first dose of PLENVU®.

What can I eat (light low-fibre foods)?

Ideas for light meals include:

  • Light breakfast: white bread, eggs, cheese or plain biscuits
  • Light lunch: white pasta/rice, fish or poultry with peeled potatoes
  • Light dinner: clear soup or a yogurt

White bread

Butter, margarine or cheese

Boiled or mashed potatoes


Well-cooked lean beef, lamb or pork

Clear soups


Fish or poultry

Soya and tofu

Plain biscuits

White rice or white pasta

What shouldn’t I eat?

High-fibre breakfast cereals

Fruit, e.g. orange, grapefruit, strawberries, grapes

Nuts and seeds

Wholemeal bread


Pulses or lentils

Brown rice

Do not take PLENVU® if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substances or any of the
other ingredients of PLENVU®. See the Patient Information Leaflet for more information.

Staying hydrated with clear fluids

It is important to drink plenty of clear fluids before, during and after taking PLENVU® to stay hydrated. It is best to choose clear fluids with a flavour that you like.

Stop drinking 2 hours before your colonoscopy if you are having a general anaesthetic, or 1 hour before if you are not having a general anaesthetic.


Clear soup

Fruit juices without pulp

Soft drinks

Tea and/or coffee without milk



Any red or purple drink

Drinks containing pulp

GL-GE-PLV-2100017. July 2021.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist. Adverse events should be reported to your regulatory agency. Adverse events should also be reported directly to Norgine Ltd by emailing By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.

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