Prep Instructions for ERCP
If you are having only an ERCP follow these instructions.
If you are having both an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy follow the instructions on the prep sheet for the colonoscopy.
- Nothing should be consumed for 8 hours before the test, except medications as directed by your doctor.
- Aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (aspirin substitutes), blood thinners, anticoagulants, and iron supplements should not be taken for five days before the test to reduce the risk of bleeding.
- Some patients may receive antibiotics prior to the test.
- Arrangements should be made for someone to drive you home after the test.