Medication Information

  • If you are on a blood thinning medication please inform the Scheduling Department at 605-342-3280 ext. 7550 right away.
    • These medications need to be held prior to a colonoscopy:
      • Coumadin, Xarelto, Brilinta, Ticlid, Heparin, Effient, Plavix, Pradaxa, Aggrenox, or Eliquis
    • The scheduling nurse will contact your prescribing physician for orders to hold your medication and then contact you with instructions.
  • If you are on diabetic medications, contact your prescribing physician for detailed medication adjustments specifically for you.
  • Five (5) days prior to your procedure stop taking iron, fiber supplements and medication for erectile dysfunction (Cialis/Viagra).
  • If you are taking Aspirin 325mg decrease dose to 81mg five (5) days prior to your procedure.
  • The day of your procedure take your prescription medications unless instructed by the nurse to hold them.
  • Do not take vitamins or supplements the morning of your procedure.
  • Hold Aspirin, Aspirin-containing medications, and NSAIDS the morning of your procedure.
    • Examples include: Ibuprofen, Empirin, Ecotrin, Bufferin, Ascriptin, Motrin, Advil, Meloxicam, Medipren, Nuprin, Naproxen, Naprosyn, Aleve, Sulindac, Clinoril, Piroxicam, Feldene, Indomethacin, Indocin, Diclofenac, Voltaren, Alka Seltzer, Excedrin, and Percodan.
  • Tylenol or ES Tylenol is ok to take prior to your procedure.