Preparation for gastroscopy, upper EUS, ERCP and upper balloon enteroscopy


If you have sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.


MEDICATIONS:

  • If you are on Warfarin/Iscover/Plavix/Eliquis/Pradax/Asasantin or Ticagrelor you should contact your Doctor to discuss whether these tablets can be safely stopped before your procedure(s).

  • If you take Aspirin please continue this as usual

  • If you are Diabetic you will need to take advice regarding your medication during your procedure preparation period. You should discuss this with your local doctor one week prior to your colonoscopy. The following medications should be stopped 3 days prior to your procedure: Forxiga, Xigduo XR, Jardiance, Jardiamet, Steglatro, Segluromet, Steglujan. The following medications should be stopped the day before your procedure: Metformin/Diabex/Diaformin, Gliclazide/Diamicron, Glucobay.

  • If you are taking Iron tablets stop these five days before your procedure



PREPARATION REQUIRED:

  • No food for six hours prior to procedure, you can continue drinking water up until 2 hours prior to your procedure.

  • Stop Mylanta 24 hours before test (GASTROSCOPY ONLY).

  • Stop Nexium, Somac, Pariet, Zantac & Losec for five days before test (if possible, GASTROSCOPY ONLY).


PRACTICAL MATTERS FOR THE DAY OF THE PROCEDURE:

  • No smoking or chewing gum on the day of the procedure.

  • Please wear loose comfortable clothes.

  • Please avoid wearing any jewellery.

  • Please avoid wearing any nail polish as this can interfere with the monitoring of your oxygen levels during the procedure.

  • Because of the sedative injection you will be given for the procedure you are not to drive or operate machinery until the following day so you must have someone to drive you home or we will organize a taxi for you. You cannot take public transport.


• WHAT TO BRING:

  • If you suffer from sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.

  • Referral from your doctor

  • Medicare card

  • Private Health Insurance card (where applicable)

  • Pension Card or Health Care Card (where applicable


If you have sleep apnea and you use a machine (CPAP or BIPAP), please bring your machine in for the procedure.