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
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT 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.