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
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.
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