- If you take any medication for blood pressure, heart, sinus/allergy problems, or seizure control, please take them at 6 a.m. on the day of the procedure with a small amount of water. Please do not skip them. Call with any questions.
- If you use any inhalers, please use them the morning of the procedure (this includes rescue inhalers), and bring them with you to our office. If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, please tell the nurse at the time of your assessment.
- If you take any blood thinners such as aspirin, Plavix, Ticlid, Persantine, Pradaxa, Xarelto, Eliquis, or Aggrenox, please call your prescribing physician for permission to stop these medications 3 days prior to your procedure.
- If you have an artificial heart valve, please call the nurse.
- If you take any arthritis medicine or NSAIDS such as Celebrex, Bextra, Advil, Naprosyn, ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, medicine containing aspirin, or vitamin E, please stop taking these 3 days before the procedure.
- If you take Coumadin, Jantoven, or Warfarin, please call the prescribing physician for permission to stop these 5 days prior to the procedure.
- If you take any iron supplements, stop 10 days before your procedure.
- If you have questions, call the nurse at (717) 763-0430 ext. 346 and leave a message. They will get back to you as soon as possible. If calling after hours, leave a message on the emergency line and the physician on call will return your call. This includes prep problems. Do not wait until the morning of the procedure to call.
- The day you are taking your prep, do have clear liquids that contain some sugar, as you will not be eating that day. On the day of the procedure, if you usually monitor your blood sugar, please check it right before you leave the house for your appointment. If you are a diabetic Do Not take insulin or oral diabetic medicine the day of your procedure.
The most commonly used bowel preparation solutions are Colyte/Nulytely, Miralax, Prepopik and Suprep 2 Day, you will be prescribed one of these prescriptions.