Preparations for Endoscope
If you are taking Plavix, Coumadin (Warfarin), or Pradaxa please contact our office. Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naprosyn, and/or other arthritis medications are usually discontinued five days prior to the procedure.
Take your heart and blood pressure medications as usual the morning of your procedure.
Have nothing solid to eat after midnight the night before your procedure. You may have clear liquids up to 2 hours before your procedure time and absolutely nothing after that time.
ACCEPTABLE CLEAR LIQUIDS INCLUDE: (Nothing Red or Purple)
- Strained fruit juices without pulp (apple, white grape, lemonade)
- Clear broth or Bouillon
- Coffee or Tea (without milk or creamer)
- Carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks
- Jell-O or Popsicles
You mus have someone drive you home. You will not be allowed to leave by yourself. You will not be able to drive for the remainder of the day.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT - A 48 HOUR NOTICE (BUSINESS DAYS ONLY)IS REQUIRED.
Diabetic Patients: Avoid diet sodas and juices. Drink regular sodas and juices during the preparation for this procedure. You will need the extra calories. If you take oral medications for diabetes, take the oral medications in the morning the day prior to your procedure, then hold medications until after your procedure.
If you take insulin for diabetes, please make sure to monitor your glucose levels carefully. During the preparation take half of the normal insulin dose. Do not take long-acting insulin the evening prior to your procedure. Check your glucose level the morning of your procedure. Hold insulin if level is low, otherwise you may take half the regular insulin in the morning.
For questions regarding scheduling, procedure, or preparation, please feel free to contact us at (520) 721-2728 or via email at [email protected]