How to prepare for the procedure
Created by: Team Rx.Health
Modified on: Mon, 17 Feb, 2020 at 4:06 AM
- Please make sure that you do not eat or drink anything after 11 pm the night before your procedure. No food, drink, gum, candy is allowed.
- You will have to stop antacid medications like rabeprazole (Aciphex), esomeprazole (Nexium), lansoprazole (Prevacid), omeprazole (Prilosec, Zegerid), pantoprazole (Protonix), dexlansoprazole (Dexilant) one week before your procedure.
- Other medications like famotidine (Pepcid), cimetidine, ranitidine (Zantac), Tums, sucralfate, Gaviscon or any over-the-counter antacids will have to be stopped 2 days prior to your procedure.
- Talk to your doctor if you have any lung or heart condition, other diseases, or have allergies to any medication. Be sure to continue all other prescribed drugs or follow your doctor's advice.
- If you are taking one or more medications below you might have to stop them 1 day before your procedure. Medications include calcium channel blockers, nitrate and nitroglycerin products, motility agents such as metoclopramide (Reglan), erythromycin, or domperidone (Motilium), blood thinners or antiplatelet agents and sedatives prior to the procedure.
- If you are diabetic and on insulin dose may have to be adjusted.
On the day of the Procedure
- Make sure you know where your procedure will be performed.
- Please arrive 1 hour in advance of your scheduled procedure time to allow time to complete the necessary paperwork.
- Please bring a photo ID.
- Please bring a current insurance card, if applicable.
- If for any reason you need to cancel your procedure, please call your doctor at the number provided to you. You must call at least 48 hours in advance to allow other patients to be scheduled for the procedure.