1. If your procedure is scheduled BEFORE NOON (12 p.m.), DO NOT eat or drink any foods or liquids AFTER MIDNIGHT the night before your procedure.
  2. If your procedure is scheduled AFTER or at noon (12 p.m.), you may have a clear liquid diet UP TO 3 hours BEFORE your procedure time, then nothing to drink or eat until after the procedure. Clear liquids include apple juice, tea, water, 7-Up, Sprite, Chicken Broth, Bouillon, and Jell-O. DO NOT DRINK ANYTHING RED!!!
  3. You may take your usual medications with a small amount of water early in the morning on the day of your procedure AS LONG AS IT IS THREE (3) HOURS OR MORE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE.
  4. IF YOU ARE TAKING COUMADIN, PLAVIX, PRADAXA OR ANY OTHER BLOOD THINNER, YOU MUST INFORM THE DOCTOR.
  5. You will need a ride home after the procedure due to the sedation. Patients ARE NOT allowed to take a taxi home by themselves.

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