Preparing for the Bravo™

pH Test with EGD

7 Days Before Your Test Start Date:

STOP all proton pump inhibitors (PPI) such as pantoprazole (Protonix®), omeprazole (Prilosec®, Zegerid®), rabeprazole (AcipHex®), or lansoprazole (Prevacid®).

3 Days Before Your Test Start Date:

STOP H2 blockers such as ranitidine (Zantac®), cimetidine (Tagamet®), famotidine (Pepcid®, Fluxid®) or nizatidine (Axid®).

24 Hours Before Your Test Start Time:

STOP taking over-the-counter antacids of any kind.

Midnight the Night BEFORE Your Exam:

STOP eating all solid food at midnight.

You may have clear liquids Clear liquids include:
Water, sports drinks, black coffee, tea, any soda
(light or dark), broth, Jell‐O, popsicles, and juices
without pulp (NOTHING RED OR PURPLE) .

Medication:

  • DO NOT take acid reducing medications.
  • Do not take diabetic medications.
  • TAKE ALL OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AS
    USUAL.

2 Hours Before Your Arrival Time:

NOTHING BY MOUTH until after your test. No water, no gum, no mints. NOTHING BY MOUTH.

IF YOU ARE TO BE SEDATED, A RESPONSIBLE DRIVER MUST REMAIN IN THE FACILITY THROUGHOUT YOUR APPOINTMENT. (~2 hours total)

Medications:

  • Take regularly prescribed medications (EXCEPT ANTACIDS, AS NOTED) at least two (2) hours before you arrive. If you have an inhaler, please bring it with you.

Diabetics:

  • DO NOT take oral diabetic medication or insulin the morning of your procedure. Bring your insulin with you.
  • Test your blood sugar before coming in for your procedure and bring the reading with you.
  • Please contact the physician that manages your diabetic care if you have any questions regarding your oral medication or insulin dosages.

Blood Thinners:

  • If you are taking blood thinners, call your prescribing physician and ask if you may stop taking the medication for the required amount of time prior to your procedure.
  • You may continue taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other anti‐inflammatory medications.

Bring with You:

  • Complete Registration Forms
  • Photo ID and Insurance Card
  • List of all medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking (include dosage and last date and time each medication was taken before your arrival)
  • Wear a short‐sleeved shirt

Arrive at the Granite Peaks Endoscopy Center at your scheduled time. Please call us at 801-619-9000 if you have any questions regarding your preparation.