Report to the outpatient department at __________________________
By _______________ A.M. on ________________________________
4 days prior to starting your prep – avoid eating nuts, seeds, corn, popcorn, and raw fruits/vegetables.
You must follow the instructions carefully to ensure your system will be clean, clear, and ready for examination.
REMEMBER – NO SOLID FOODS TODAY. You must consume 8 ounces of clear liquids every hour.
CLEAR LIQUIDS - Use a variety of clear liquids off this list
Hard Candy (such as sour balls)
NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS - Including Coffee Mate
NO RED OR PURPLE PRODUCTS
DAY BEFORE THE EXAM:
DIABETICS: Reduce your insulin from _________units of ____________in the AM to _________units. In the PM, reduce your insulin from ________units of ____________ to ________ units.
If you take oral diabetic medications – do not take them the morning of your procedure. Check your blood sugar before you leave home and let the nurse know the results before the procedure.
On the morning of the procedure, DO take your heart, blood pressure, seizure, anxiety, and depression medications with a small drink of water.
If you take blood thinners such as Coumadin (warfarin), Plavix (clopidogrel), Aggrenox, Pletal (cilostazol), Lovenox (enoxaparin), Heparin or Ticlid (ticlopidine), your physician will give you special instructions on holding these medications prior to your procedure. You do not need to stop asprin.
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