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

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What to expect with PLENVU®

PLENVU® is a polyethylene glycol (PEG) laxative designed to cleanse your bowel prior to your planned colonoscopy.

It does this by causing you to have diarrhoea, or watery bowel movements.

A clean bowel will allow a clear view of the inner lining, which is important for a successful examination.

PLENVU® will cause frequent liquid bowel movements

You may go to the toilet several times during your preparation

Your colonoscopy should take around 30 to 45 minutes to complete

You will be in the recovery ward for up to 2 hours after your colonoscopy


How PLENVU® prepares you for your colonoscopy

In this short animation, learn how PLENVU® works to clean the bowel and view tips to help with taking PLENVU® before your procedure.

What happens during a colonoscopy

In this second animation, understand more about the process of having a colonoscopy and what you can expect on the day.

Please ensure you carefully follow the instructions you have been given on how to take PLENVU®, including any from your doctor, nurse or pharmacist, as the colonoscopy may have to be cancelled and repeated at another time if the bowel is not clean enough.

Instructions on how to prepare PLENVU® for use can be found here.
Further information on PLENVU® can be found in the  Patient Information Leaflet.

GL-GE-PLV-2100069. October 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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