Read and follow directions carefully
5 days before your procedure
You will need to stop taking full-dose aspirin (325mg), blood thinners and/or arthritis medications such as Motrin, Advil, Vitamin E and herbal supplements for 5 days prior to your procedure, unless otherwise instructed. You may take Tylenol, multi-vitamins and all other prescription medications. You can continue Baby Aspirin (81mg). If you are unsure about a medication please ask your physician or nurse. Please see list of medications to avoid.
48 hours before you procedure
Do not use any recreational drugs or alcohol for 48 hours prior to your procedure.
The day before your procedure
Starting at midnight
Do not have any solid food the day of your procedure until after your procedure.
Only clear liquids
Only clear liquids are encouraged until six (6) hours before your procedure.
Things you need to bring with you
- Your ID and insurance card
- A list of your medications
Arrange for an adult to accompany you
You must have an adult accompany you home. If you do not have an adult escort, your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled.
Do no eat or drink anything including water, mints hard candy or gum within six (6) hours of your procedure or your procedure will be delayed or canceled.
You must have a responsible adult to accompany you home or your procedure will be cancelled and rescheduled.
Call us at 615-550-6066 if you have any questions.
Medications to avoid
Avoid these medications 5 days before your colonoscopy
Arthritis Pain Formula
Aspirin (325 mg)-Baby Aspirin (81 mg) is okay
Cama Arthritis Medication
Darvon Compound /Darvocet Disalcid
Therapy Bayer Caplets