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 frequent bowel movements.
A clean bowel will allow a clear view of the inner lining, which is important for accurate diagnosis and treatment.
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
Please ensure you follow the instructions carefully 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.