The medicine used for sedation will be active in your body for the next 24 hours. You may feel sleepy when you get home. The feeling will slowly wear off.
- Do not drive or operate heavy machinery for the remainder of the day.
- Do not make important personal/business decisions for 24 hours.
- Do not do any heavy lifting, straining or heavy work for the remainder of the day.
- You may resume normal activity tomorrow.
- You may resume normal activity today.
- Do not drink beer or alcoholic beverages for 24 hours.
- Resume diet as usual.
- Hot fluids are helpful for relief of mild bloating.
- Follow special diet:
- Avoid aspirin-based, aspirin-like products/nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for 4 days, including Advil, Motrin, Nuprin, Aleve, Ibuprofen etc. You may take Tylenol.
- Resume previously prescribed medications.
- New prescription:_____________________
- No sedative for 24 hours
- Resume Coumadin/Warfarin/Lovenox/Plavix:
- Contact your prescribing anticoagulation therapy physician’s office within 3 days for PT/INR and anticoagulation management.
- If you had an upper endoscopy, you may have a sore throat. Warm salt water gargles or lozenges are suggested to relieve the discomfort. This should improve over the next 24 hours.
- If you had a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy, you may have abdominal bloating, cramping or soreness. As you pass air, this should be relieved.
- A localized irritation of the vein may occur at the site of the medication injection. Hot, moist packs to the vein, applied 4-6 times per day may reduce pain and irritation. Notify your physician if the area continues to be painful or becomes red and hot to the touch.
- You will be contacted regarding tissue test results within 2 weeks via postcard /phone call.
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IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- If you had upper endoscopy: any chest pain, difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, vomiting of blood, black stools or severe abdominal distention.
- If you had a colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy: severe abdominal distention, cramping or rectal bleeding more than streaking on toilet tissue.
- Fever (temperature 100.5° or above).
- Severe pain (that was not present before the procedure).
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