Be sure not to drive as the sedative drugs used can impair your judgement.
Get plenty of sleep to ward off the effects of the sedative.
Drink lots of water to clear your system.
Progressively move onto your normal diet from liquids.
Avoid eating too much if you are feeling nauseous. In some cases, you may require additional medication.
What you should look out for
Abnormal bleeding per rectum after colonoscopy. This is especially important if a polypectomy has been done as the base of the cauterized blood vessel may slough off and give rise to bleeding. Contact your doctor immediately as repeat endoscopy and hospitalization is usually necessary.
Black tarry stool
Pain on swallowing
Abdominal pain - you should be pain free following gastroscopy and colonoscopy. If there is pain and fever, please contact your doctor immediately.