I went to the pharmacy to purchase my MoviPrep for Monday’s procedure. What a RIP-OFF. They charge you $62 (before insurance, which only paid about $15) for the stuff. Now, the last time I had this done I was told to buy a bottle of this clear citrus-flavored laxative. It was over-the-counter, and only cost a few bucks.
This stuff is largely the same ingredients with the exception of polyethlene glycol. The ingredients are listed here:
200 grams of PEG-3350 (polyethlene glycol – a base for many laxatives, cosmetics, etc. quite commonly used),
15 grams of sodium sulfate (a salt used as a laxative),
5.38 grams of sodium chloride (table salt),
2.03 grams of potassium chloride (a salt often sold as salt substitute),
9.4 grams of ascorbic acid (vit. C), and
11.8 grams of sodium ascorbate (a salt made from vit. C – cuts the tartness) plus the following excipients:
acesulfame potassium (sweetener), and
Rip-off, rip-off, rip-off !!!
None of that stuff is even remotely worth $62. Next time, I’m going to say, “No”, to MoviPrep. Best case, the stuff probably costs them about $5 to make, which means they could sell it to WalMart for $10, and WalMart could sell it for $20. There’s only one way to fight high prices – boycott the product.