1. Do not eat or drink any foods or liquids after midnight the night BEFORE the procedure.
  2. If your procedure is scheduled after noon (12 p.m.) you may have a clear liquid diet for breakfast on the day of your procedure, THEN NOTHING TO EAT OR DRINK AFTER 8 A.M. Clear liquids include apple juice, tea, water, Jell-O (not red), 7-Up or bouillon
  3. You may take your usual medications with a small amount of water early in the morning on the day of your procedure, if it is at least three (3) hours before your procedure.
  4. IMPORTANT: DO NOT TAKE ANY ASPIRIN OR MEDICATION CONTAINING ASPIRIN, OR ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PRODUCTS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO YOUR ERCP.
  5. IF YOU ARE TAKING COUMADIN, PLAVIX, PRADAXA OR R ANY OTHER BLOOD THINNER, YOU MUST INFORM THE DOCTOR!
  6. ARRANGE FOR SOMEONE TO DRIVE YOU HOME!!!! PATIENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TAKE A TAXI HOME BY THEMSELVES.

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