Gastroscopy Preparation Instructions

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No food or drink for six hours prior to procedure.

Stop Mylanta 24 hours before test.

Stop Nexium, Somac, Pariet, Zantac & Losec for five days before test (if possible).

No smoking or chewing gum on the day of the procedure.

On the day of your procedure, please bring:

  • Referral from your doctor
  • Medicare card
  • Private health insurance card (where applicable)
  • Pension card or health care card (where applicable)

Due to the fact that you will be anaesthetized for the gastroscopy, someone must drive you home following the procedure.