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Stop taking iron, aspirin, aspirin products or Pepto Bismol. Please note that Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not interfere with the procedure. Please consult your physician if you have any questions about your medication, especially if you have been told not to stop taking these drugs suddenly without medical advice.
Do not eat any solid food after midnight, the night before the procedure.
Day of the procedure
Nothing to eat or drink at least 8 hours before the procedure. Medication can be taken 4 hours before examination with little sips of water. Do not take any antacids or carafate before the procedure or any of the medications mentioned above. Wear loose comfortable clothing. You may keep short sleeve clothing on during the procedure under the gown we provide. The procedure room can be cold so you may wish to bring socks too.
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