Why was I told I can't eat or drink before surgery?
About 150 years ago, it was thought that the only way for a patient to avoid complications during surgery was to completely starve and dehydrate the body. As with many topics, knowledge and research on this has progressed over the last 150 years. But, some doctors still use this method because it is easier for them to implement.
ASA® Guidelines and Clear Liquids
Drinking clear liquids is safe up to 2 hours before surgery. ClearFast PreOp® clears from the stomach within 90 minutes, ensuring you have an empty stomach at the time of your procedure.
No solids, fats, proteins or dyes
It was true 150 years ago and it's true today that your stomach should be free of solid foods, milky beverages, protein, fat and colored dyes found in sports drinks. These can put you at risk for serious complications during surgery.
ClearFast PreOp® is the safer choice
Not only is ClearFast PreOp® safe to drink before surgery, it's actually safer to drink a clear liquid before surgery than to have a stomach full of acid at the time of your procedure.