Preparation for Upper Endoscopy       

  1. No solid foods after midnight on the night before the procedure.
  2. Do not stop aspirin or Plavix unless instructed to do so by your physician
  3. On the day of the procedure, you may drink ONLY clear liquids up to 4 hours before your procedure.
  4. Medications can be taken up to 4 hours before the examination with little sips of water.  DO NOT TAKE ANY ANTACIDS OR CARAFATE BEFORE THE PROCEDURE, or any of the medications mentioned above.