Directions For Use

Morning surgery
  • Stop eating at midnight

  • Drink 1st Dex when you wake up

  • Drink 2nd Dex 90 mins before your admission time (you can drink both drinks at the same time)

 

Afternoon surgery
  • Stop eating at 7:00am

  • Drink 1st Dex at 11:00am

  • Drink 2nd Dex 90 mins before your admission time (you can drink both drinks at the same time)

 

Important
  • For best results, consume two serves of Dex before surgery

  • Oral diabetic medications may be consumed on the day of surgery - sugars should be monitored

  • Follow the advice of your anaesthesiologist if it differs from this protocol

 

 

 

 

Paediatric instructions

 

Follow adult fasting guidelines EXCEPT:

  • Replace 1st adult Dex with 10mls/kg (Up to maximum of 200mls)

  • Replace 2nd adult Dex with 10mls/kg (Up to maximum of 200mls)
     

(Volumes are limited so that the stomach is close to empty when anaesthesia commences)

 

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