You will need to pick up the following at the pharmacy:
SUTAB (sodium sulfate, magnesium sulfate, and potassium chloride) tablets is an orally administered laxative and are provided as two bottles, each containing 12 tablets.
Important things to note:
- Do not take any anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Nuprin, Medipren or fish oil) for 5 days prior to your procedure. You may take Tylenol.
- Do not eat popcorn or chia seeds 5 days prior to your procedure
- If you are currently taking any prescribed blood thinners:
Plavix, Effient, Brilinta, Warfarin/Coumadin - needs to be stopped 5 days prior to your procedure.
Pradaxa, Eliquis – needs to be stopped 2 days prior to your procedure
Xarelto – needs to be stopped 1 day prior to your procedure
Aspirin – 80 mg once a day does not need to be stopped, you may take as normal.
GI office will contact your prescribing physician to request clearance for you to stop these prior to the procedure. Plan on stopping them the number of days listed unless you are contacted and told otherwise. If your doctor does not grant clearance you will be contacted and advised to continue taking your medications as normal. If you have any concerns about this you may contact your prescribing physician.
Reference: Union Health