Concord Endoscopy Center

Concord Endoscopy Center is a freestanding endoscopy unit specializing in colonoscopy and upper endoscopy procedures. Concord Endoscopy Center is a joint venture between Concord Gastroenterology Inc. LLC, MaryHitchcock Concord, and Concord Hospital and is licensed by the State of New Hampshire.

603.415.9450

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YOU MUST STOP ALL OF THESE MEDICATIONS FIVE DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

These products may cause an increased chance of bleeding if biopsies or polyps need to be removed.

  • Aspirin
  • Any medications that contain Aspirin such as Excedrin
  • Any over the counter pain medications (NSAIDS) that contain Ibuprofen, such as Motrin, Advil
  • Naprosyn or Naproxen (Aleve)
  • Vitamin E and any over the counter vitamins with iron

YOU MUST STOP ARTHRITIS MEDICATIONS THREE DAYS BEFORE YOUR PROCEDURE:

If this will pose a problem for you, please call the GI Associates office at
603-228-1763.

You may take Tylenol products as indicated by the package labeling.

PLAVIX, COUMADIN, OR ANY OTHER BLOOD THINNING MEDICATIONS:

  • Your primary care physician will be consulted and your blood thinning medications will need to be stopped five days before your exam. Call GI Associates of NH for specific instructions.
  • If you take Coumadin you will need to have an INR performed the day before your exam before 1:00PM.

MEDICATIONS FOR BLOOD PRESSURE OR HEART:

  • Continue taking your medications as prescribed unless it contains a diuretic.
  • Take them on the morning of your procedure if that is your normal time to take your heart and/or blood pressure medicines.
  • DIURETICS (OR “WATER PILLS”) can make you very dehydrated and affect you blood pressure and electrolytes while you are doing the bowel preparation.
  • Stop taking your “water pills” or blood pressure medications that contain a diuretic the day before your exam, and do not take any the day of your exam.