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Endoscopy I
PMO-201 Bowel preparation: Moviprep® vs Klean-prep®, real life experience in unselected patients
  1. B R Disney,
  2. B Johnson,
  3. M Anderson
  1. Gastroenterology, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK


Introduction The numbers of colonoscopies being performed has increased since the introduction of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. Bowel preparation is essential for a successful colonoscopy. However, bowel preparation is a major deterrent for patients undergoing screening colonoscopy. Having a bowel preparation that is more acceptable to patients may improve acceptance of bowel preparations, promote compliance and increase the likelihood of a successful procedure. The aim of this study was to assess patient tolerability of a newer bowel preparation, Moviprep®, to the current preparation used, Klean-prep®.

Methods Patients received either Moviprep® or Klean-prep® prior to colonoscopy. Each patient was asked to complete a questionnaire assessing various side effects and tolerability.

Results In total 50 patients received Moviprep® of which 42 (84%) completed the questionnaire. Eighty-eight patients who received Klean-prep® completed the questionnaire. The patients who received Moviprep® suffered from fewer side effects such as, bloating (p=0.002), abdominal pain (p=0.02) and anal irritation (p=0.04). No significant differences were seen in the incidence of nausea, vomiting or abdominal cramps between the two preparations. Patients found the taste of Moviprep® more acceptable and as a result were more likely to take all of the preparation as compared with Klean-prep® (p=0.002). No difference was observed in the quality of bowel preparation or caecal visualisation/intubated rates (p=0.93).

Conclusion Moviprep® was tolerated much better when compared to Klean-prep® in terms of side effects and the willingness to take the preparation again. Having a preparation that is well tolerated may help with patient compliance and improve colonoscopic examination.

Competing interests None Declared.

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