You must stop all of these medications FIVE DAYS before your procedure
These products may cause an increased chance of bleeding if biopsies or polyps need to be removed.
- Any medications that contain Aspirin such as Excedrin
- Any over the counter pain medications (NSAIDS) that contain Ibuprofen, such as Motrin, Advil
- Naprosyn or Naproxen (Aleve)
- Vitamin E and any over the counter vitamins with iron
You must stop arthritis medications THREE DAYS before your procedure
If this will pose a problem for you, please call the GI Associates office at
You may take Tylenol products as indicated by the package labeling.
Plavix, Coumadin, or any other blood thinning medications
- Your primary care physician will be consulted and your blood thinning medications will need to be stopped five days before your exam. Call GI Associates of NH for specific instructions.
- If you take Coumadin you will need to have an INR performed the day before your exam before 1:00PM.
Medications for blood pressure or heart
Continue taking your medications as prescribed unless it contains a diuretic.
- Take them on the morning of your procedure if that is your normal time to take your heart and/or blood pressure medicines.
- DIURETICS (or "water pills") can make you very dehydrated and affect you blood pressure and electrolytes while you are doing the bowel preparation.
- Stop taking your "water pills" or blood pressure medications that contain a diuretic the day before your exam, and do not take any the day of your exam.
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