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BRAMPTON ENDOSCOPY CENTRE
Wanless Centre,10886 Hurontario Street – Suite A7
On the day of bowel preparation with clear fluids:
Take ONE-HALF (1/2)
the dose of Insulin and oral
Check your blood sugar levels regularly. Avoid low sugar
INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLONOSCOPY / GASTROSCOPY/ BOTH
episodes. Have sachets of sugar or candy handy and use
COLONOSCOPY: Date of Procedure:
No medications or insulin in the morning of procedure
DIETARY RESTRICTIONS: For 2-3 days prior to the procedure:
Do not eat foods containing nuts,seeds,sweetcorn & leafy vegetables
1. NO SOLID FOOD STARTING THE DAY BEFORE TEST
MEDICATION ADJUSTMENTS: (Please bring list of medications)
2. NO MILK OR MILK PRODUCTS – NO ORANGE JUICE
3. DRINK CLEAR FLUIDS ONLY –
at least 20 glasses
ASPIRIN (ASA 81 mg and Entrophen), COUMADIN (WARFARIN),
DABIGATRAN(PRADAX), TICLOPIDINE(TICLID) and CLOPIDOGREL
Should be stopped 5 days
prior to procedure
TIMETABLE FOR TAKING PICO-SALAX OR PURGODAN
During preparation for COLONOSCOPY Iron pills
stopped 1 week
prior to procedure to facilitate easy cleaning.
(Please check with family doctor before stopping any medications)
3rd sachet: 8:00 p.m. if your procedure is in the morning. Take
at 6 am if your procedure is after 12:00 noon. If you are working late
PURCHASE FROM YOUR PHARMACY:
the day before you may delay the above timings by 1-2 hours
Three single packages of PURG-ODAN
If you have history of chronic constipation you may need a 2-day
Follow instructions on page 2
of this brochure; not those on
bowel cleaning. First day taking clear fluids only and then follow
the package insert
You may use other bowel cleaning medications
MOVIPREP or BI-PEGLYTE
(if recommended by your doctor)
HOW TO PREPARE
For those follow specific instructions on package.
Patients with kidney diseases
please get instructions from your
In a mug dissolve the contents of 1 sachet in 150 ml of COLD
water. Stir for 2-3 minutes and drink the solution. If it becomes
hot (in the case of Pico-salax), wait until it cools before you drink
Please Note: Because you may receive sedation for your procedure, your
GOOD BOWEL CLEANING IS VERY IMPORTANT
judg ment acuity may be diminished. You must not drive, operate
A clean colon ensures fast and thorough visualization
mac hinery or participate in any activity requiring your normal mental
alertness and you can not return to work on the day of your procedure.
Your doctor cannot see through stool and residue!
DRINK LOTS OF FLUIDS. NO SOLID FOODS. NOT
solid foods starting from 24 hours before
EVEN WATER FOR 4 HOURS PRIOR TO PROCEDURE
your procedure time. You may have plain Jell-O (no cream or
Please Note: Your procedure may have to be cancelled if
NO RED/PURPLE food additives or coloring
your bowel is not cleaned as instructed.
Drink large amounts of fluids throughout the day. Clear fluids only
ON THE DAY OF YOUR PROCEDURE
Examples include water, apple juice, white
grape juice, white
cranberry juice, Gatorade, Soda water, clear soup, chicken broth and
Please Note: There is a $150.00 fee for cancellations less
Popsicles, tea and coffee (sugar is allowed but NO
than 4 days prior to appointment time.
On completion of the procedure, you will be taken to the
DAY OF PROCEDURE
Patient Comfort Area. Recovery time varies with each patient
– typically ranging from 30 – 60 minutes. Once ready and
morning diabetic medications
until after the
instructed by the nurse you may leave with your escort.
We suggest a light diet for the remainder of the day.
You will not go to work for the rest of the day. Do not drive,
operate machinery or drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours
Take your regular blood pressure, stroke and heart medications with
a small sip of water. (Do not take Aspirin, Warfarin, Pradax,Plavix,
You may resume your regular medications unless instructed
Ticlid or Iron pills as advised in the beginning !)
Get plenty of rest for 24 hours. During that time, you may
For GASTROSCOPY ONLY: Date : Time:
experience some cramping, gas or a “full” feeling.
Although complications are rare, colonoscopy is a medical
Follow instructions for diabetic and other medications including
procedure that does carry with it possible risks and
BLOOD THINNERS as above.
complications including, but not limited to pain, hemorrhage
STOP ALL SOLIDS AFTER SUPPER. Not even water after
The procedure is commonly done and safe. You may
midnight except to swallow blood pressure,stroke and heart pills
during the procedure,caused by distention of
the bowel with air or stretching of the bowel while
Arrive and check in for your appointment 30 minutes prior to your
maneuvering the scope. Under sedation you may not feel
time. Our staff will admit and prepare you.
these pains at all. More serious but rare complications are
(bleeding) and/or perforation
(puncture) of the
If you usually receive prophylactic antibiotics prior to dental
bowel after polypectomies and biopsies. If either of these
procedure, please note that current guidelines do not
problems occur, hospitalization and surgery may be
recommend the use of prophylactic antibiotics for gastroscopy
necessary to fix the problem. The incidence of these
and /or colonoscopy except in patients with complex congenital
complications is approximately 1 per 1,000.
cardiac abnormalities or mechanical heart valves or prior
A little blood on the toilet tissue is not unusual. Bleeding that
endocarditis. We advise such patients to have the procedure
is persistent or heavy or associated with fainting or weak
done in a hospital based endoscopy facility for safety reasons.
spells and severe pain or vomiting require immediate medical
attention. In such an event, please contact us during office
hours 8 AM to 3 PM at 905 495 5200
for advice or
PLEASE NOTE: You will not be permitted to drive after undergoing
proceed directly to your nearest Emergency Room.
your procedure. Another adult must accompany you upon arrival
Overall, colonoscopy is a very accurate and safe method of
and at discharge. If you do not have another adult accompanying
diagnosing gastro-intestinal problems. If you have any
you, your appointment will be cancelled!
questions about the procedure or anything mentioned in this
brochure, please contact our office in advance.
We are conveniently located on Hurontario Street just 3 traffic
Do not bring any valuables with you. If necessary we can
lights north of Sandalwood Parkway on the west side, inside
provide a locker during the test. Bring a good book to
the Wanless Centre. There is plenty of free parking available.
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