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Preparation for Gastroscopy



*IMPORTANT* As you will receive IV sedation, you will not be permitted to drive after the procedure and the remainder of the day, .  You must have an adult companion to drive you home or accompany you in a taxi.  If you do not have an adult companion, your procedure may be cancelled.  You will be here for approximately 2 hours on the day of your procedure.



Stop 7 days prior -  Aspirin (ASA 81mg, Entrophen), Iron Tablets, Xarelto

Stop 5 days prior -  Coumadin, Pradaxa

Stop 3 days prior -  Ticlopidine (Ticlid),  Clopidogrel (Plavix)Aggrenox


Diabetic Medication:

1 Day before the procedure take 1/2 usual dose of Diabetic medications.

Don't take any medications on the day of the procedure until after procedure, with food.

Hypertension Medication:

Continue taking blood pressure medications as normal, even on the day of your procedure, with a small sip of water.  Do not drink any more than a small sip.  It is important that your blood pressure remains under control.


The night before your procedure

  -  Stop eating solid food from midnight before the procedure.

The day of your procedure

  -  Stop drinking liquids 3 hours before the procedure.

 ** You may take your usual medications with a sip of water.


                                   **STOP ALL LIQUIDS 3 HOURS BEFORE THE PROCEDURE**



To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please provide at least 3 business days' notice 

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