EGD – ERCP Preparation Instructions

EGD – ERCP Preparation Instructions2018-08-31T14:07:46+00:00

EGD – ERCP Preparation 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┬áHEPARIN, ELIQUIS, EFFIENT or any medication to thin the blood or prevent clotting.
  • Please speak to your Physician if you are DIABETIC for instructions on your medications.
  • Please take your BLOOD PRESSURE, HEART and LUNG medications the morning of your procedure with a
    very small sip of water.

5 Days Before Procedure

  • Discontinue taking anti-inflammatory medications such as Mobic, Ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve,
    Celebrex, Bextra or other arthritis medications.
  • Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is permitted.
  • Stop us of any Fish Oils, Omega Vitamins and Vitamin E

DAY BEFORE PROCEDURE:

STEP 1:

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.