Plenvu® Instructions

Preparing with Plenvu

It is important that you follow the instructions carefully, as your bowel needs to be very clean for your doctor to be able to see the bowel wall. If you are prone to constipation or get constipated when changing your diet, you may be asked to take a laxative such as MOVIC012- which is available over the counter at your chemist.

*PLEASE READ PACKAGE INSERT IN PRODUCT PACKAGING BEFORE USE

Purchase 1 box of Plenvu from the Chemist.

Routine medications for blood pressure and heart conditions can be taken on the morning of the procedure. Please let the doctor/secretary know if you are on diabetic medication or blood thinners (eg Warfarin, Plavix etc) well before the procedure.

The hospital will call you between 3 - 8pm the working day before the procedure to advise time of admission.

3 DAYS BEFORE COLONOSCOPY - DO NOT EAT ANYTHING WITH SKIN, SEEDS, NUTS OR GRAINS .

You can eat things like:

White bread (no whole seeds), pita/turkish bread, english muffins, cornflakes, rice bubbles, lean meat eg. beef, pork, lamb, veal or chicken, fish, peeled fruit, peeled vegetables (no beetroot), roasted peeled potato, mash potato, hot chips, crackers (no seeds e.g. Sao or Jatz), eggs, butter/margarine, Vegemite, Promite, Marmite, cheese, custard, ice-cream, chocolate (avoid bars containing nuts)

Do not eat anything which has skins, seeds, nuts or grains:

Corn, peas, strawberries, jams, wholegrain bread, cereals, onion, muesli, muesli bars, any nuts or food containing nuts, skin on apple, pear, peach or nectarine (peeled fruit is okay), marmalades with skins, citrus fruit, grapes, tomato skin or seeds, sundried tomato, skin on capsicum, eggplant or potato (peeled vegetables are okay), legumes eg. baked beans or kidney beans, mustard, sultanas and raisins, brown rice, casseroles containing vegetables, lentils, barley, split peas, coconut, sesame, sunflower or poppy seeds, fruit yoghurt, fibre supplement.

For a Morning Procedure

The day prior to procedure - you may have a light breakfast by 7.30 am (still avoiding nuts, wholegrains, skins, seeds and fibre) then start clear fluids only.

Drink plenty of clear fluids all day including water, black tea, black coffee, herbal teas, clear soup/broth (strained), soft drinks, sports drinks (e.g. yellow or orange Gatorade/Powerade/Hydralyte), yellow or orange cordial, fruit juice without pulp, clear apple juice, yellow or orange jelly, clear ice/ice blocks. NO red/green/purple or blue jelly/drinks

NOTE: DO NOT take oral medication within 1 hour before the start of PLENVU®.

ENSURE YOU DRINK A RANGE OF CLEAR FLUIDS DURING THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

Plenvu Schedule: Dose 1

DOSE 1: Prepare Dose 1 (1 sachet) according to the leaflet in the PLENVU® box. Chill and drink with a straw.

At 6pm (day before procedure) drink your first dose of PLENVU over 30 minutes. Follow with 500 mL of clear fluids. Continue to drink clear fluids only. You may alternate with clear fluids if desired.

Plenvu Schedule: Dose 2

DOSE 2: Prepare Dose 2 (2 sachets) according to the leaflet in the PLENVU® box. Chill and drink with a straw.

At 9pm (day before procedure) drink your second dose of PLENVU® over 30 minutes. Follow with 500 mL of clear fluids. You may alternate with clear fluids if desired.

You may continue drinking a range of clear fluids up until your NIL BY MOUTH time.

For an Afternoon Procedure

The day prior to procedure - you may have a light breakfast and lunch by 1pm (still avoiding nuts, wholegrains, skins, seeds and fibre) then start clear fluids only.

Drink plenty of clear fluids all day including black tea, black coffee, herbal teas, water, cordials, ginger ale, lemonade, clear fruit juices (no pulp), clear soups and broths (strained), jelly, electrolyte sports drinks (Gatorade/Powerade/Hydrolyte). Please avoid red, green, purple or blue coloured ice blocks, jellies and drinks.

NOTE: DO NOT take oral medication within 1 hour before the start of PLENVU®.

ENSURE YOU DRINK A RANGE OF CLEAR FLUIDS DURING THE DAY BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE

Plenvu Schedule: Dose 1

DOSE 1: Prepare Dose 1 (1 sachet) according to the leaflet in the PLENVU® box. Chill and drink with a straw.

At 6pm (day before procedure) drink your first dose of PLENVU over 30 minutes. Follow with 500 mL of clear fluids. Continue to drink clear fluids only. You may alternate with clear fluids if desired.

Plenvu Schedule: Dose 2 (The day of procedure)

DOSE 2: Prepare Dose 2 (2 sachets) according to the leaflet in the PLENVU® box. Chill and drink with a straw.

At 6am (day of procedure) drink your second dose of PLENVU® over 30 minutes. Follow with 500 mL of clear fluids. You may alternate with clear fluids if desired.

You may continue drinking a range of clear fluids up until your NIL BY MOUTH time

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