Upper Endoscopy (EGD) Preparation
Do not have any solid foods or dairy products after midnight the day before your procedure.
You may have clear liquids until 4 HOURS before your procedure (Examples of clear liquids include: water, clear soup broth, clear fruit juice (apple, white cranberry, white grape, etc..(NO RED)), coffee/tea(NO MILK), sodas-cola, ginger ale or 7-up, jello, popsicles or italian ice (NO ‘RED’ COLOR AND NO DAIRY PRODUCTS)
After this time, nothing by mouth including water, gum, candy or mints.
You should take your vital medications, including heart, blood pressure, thyroid and seizure medications as directed 4 HOURS BEFORE PROCEDURE with a small sip of water.
If you have asthma, use your inhaler as directed and bring it with you.
You may brush your teeth.
You will receive sedation for the procedure. Please make sure you have arranged ahead of time for a responsible adult (age 18 or over) to drive you home after the procedure.
Wear loose comfortable clothing such as a sweat suit. NO JEANS and NO METAL – including zippers and bra hooks (Sports bras only). Leave all jewelry at home including belly rings & tongue piercings.
If you are a smoker, it is advised that you do not smoke at least 6 hours before the procedure.