Fasting for your operation is essential for safe anaesthesia

Fluid Anaesthetic Newcastle

Clear fluids

Stop drinking 2 hours before

Clear fluids (e.g. water, apple juice, or other fluid that you can read the newspaper through) may be consumed up to 2 hours before your operation.

Fasting Anaesthetic

General food and drinks

Stop drinking and eating 6 hours before

You need to fast from all food and milk drinks (including coffee) for 6 hours prior to your operation. This ensures that your stomach is empty and will reduce the risk of aspirating contents of your stomach into your lungs.

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