Bravo pH Instructions

Bravo pH Instructions2018-11-02T20:27:24+00:00

Bravo pH Instructions

You must speak with someone at the surgical center to confirm your appt time 2 days before your procedure.

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Please speak to your Physician if you are taking ASPIRIN, PRADAXA, XARELTO, PLAVIX, COUMADIN
    or HEPARIN or any medication to thin the blood or prevent clotting.
  • Please take your BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART and LUNG medications the morning of your procedure with a
    very small sip of water.
  • Stop 1 week prior to testing: Prilosec (omeprazole), Prevacid (lansoprazole), Nexium (esomeprazole), Aciphex (rabeprazole), Protonix (pantoprazole), Dexilant (dexlansoprazole)

5 DAYS BEFORE TESTING

  • Discontinue taking your reflux medication unless your Gastroenterology Associates of Florida physician directs you differently.
  • Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as Mobic, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen,
    Aleve, Celebrex, Bextra or other arthritis medications
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is permitted.

3 DAYS BEFORE TESTING

  • Stop taking: Zantac (ranitidine), Pepcid (famotidine), Axid (nizatidine), Tagamet (cimetidine)

DAY BEFORE TESTING:

STEP 1:

24 hours prior to testing stop taking: Maalox, Mylanta, Tums, Rolaids, Amphogel, Gaviscon

STEP 2:

NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER MIDNIGHT or THE MORNING OF THE
PROCEDURE except for your morning medications with a VERY SMALL sip of water.

*YOU WILL BE AT THE HOSPITAL or CENTER FOR APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS.
*YOU MUST HAVE SOMEONE AVAILABLE TO DRIVE YOU HOME.
*You may NOT get an MRI study within 30 days after your procedure.