When can I eat and drink after the upper GI endoscopy?
You should also avoid consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours after your procedure. When you feel like you’re “back to normal,” you may resume your normal diet. Do you have more questions about the Upper GI Endoscopy Procedure?
What can I drink before a colonoscopy?
A: Water, Clear fruit juice, carbonated beverages, coffee or tea (no creamer), Vanilla Boost as a dietary supplement. Plain gelatin (no additives), popsicles, clear bouillon and broth. Hard candy and gum. Please avoid any of these with red, purple or blue coloring. Q: CAN I DRINK ALCOHOL THE NIGHT BEFORE?
Can I Drive Myself home after endoscopy?
A: No, you must have someone with you that is able to drive you home due to the effects of the deep sedation you received during your procedure. You may not drive the rest of the day. Q: HOW LONG SHOULD I EXPECT TO BE AT THE ENDOSCOPY CENTER?
What should you not do before an EGD?
An upper GI endoscopy is best performed while your stomach is empty, so you shouldn’t have anything to eat or drink for 6-8 hours before the procedure. Before your EGD begins, your physician will probably give you a sedative to relax you and a painkiller or numbing medication to ease any discomfort.