Esophagogastroduodenoscopy [EGD] Procedure Instructions

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EGD PROCEDURE SCHEDULED BEFORE 11:40 AM

5 DAYS BEFORE YOUR EGD – BEGIN PREPARATION FOR PROCEDURE

  • Please read and understand all of these instructions.
  • If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, Effient, and Brilinta; we prefer these are not taken prior to the procedure. Please call your prescribing provider to determine if it is safe to not take these medications and, if so, for how many days prior to your procedure.
  • Speak to your primary care provider or endocrinologist regarding any diabetes medications that you may be on prior to your procedure.

DAY OF YOUR EGD

  • Do not drink anything except for medications you are required to take (i.e. blood pressure/heart/breathing medications) with small sips of water.

▪ Bring someone with you who can remain during the procedure to drive for you, as you will be medicated and unable to drive for 12 hours. Your procedure will be canceled if you do not have a driver that can remain at the endoscopy center for the duration of your procedure.

If you have any questions, please call (804) 285-8206.

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INSTRUCTIONS FOR EGD PROCEDURE SCHEDULED AT 11:40 AM OR AFTER

5 DAYS BEFORE YOUR EGD – BEGIN PREPARATION FOR PROCEDURE

  • Please read and understand all of these instructions.
  • If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin, Plavix, Pradaxa, Effient, and Brilinta; we prefer these are not taken prior to the procedure. Please call your prescribing provider to determine if it is safe to not take these medications and, if so, for how many days prior to your procedure.
  • Speak to your primary care provider or endocrinologist regarding any diabetes medications that you may be on prior to your procedure.

DAY OF YOUR EGD – START CLEAR LIQUID DIET

  • NO solid foods.
  • NO red or purple liquids.
  • You can drink Gatorade, soft drinks, fruit juices without pulp, Kool-Aid and water.
  • You can drink tea or coffee with sugar, but no cream or milk can be added.
  • You can eat Jell-O, popsicles, clear soups (such as bouillon or broth) and Italian Ice.
  • Complete all clear liquids by _________.
  • Do not drink anything after this time except for medications you are required to take (i.e. blood pressure/heart/breathing medications) with small sips of water.

Bring someone with you who can remain during the procedure to drive for you, as you will be medicated and unable to drive for 12 hours. Your procedure will be canceled if you do not have a driver that can remain at the endoscopy center for the duration of your procedure.

IMPORTANT – Do not drink anything four (4) hours prior to your procedure. Ingesting any liquids within four (4) hours of your procedure may require that your procedure is delayed or canceled.

If you have any questions, please call (804) 285-8206.

Download Printable EDG Instructions (After 11:40)