Patient Resources

Pre-procedure Medication Instructions

At Valley Ob-Gyn Clinic we give our patients the option of taking a combination of medications prior to some procedures. We off this option to patients to minimize the discomfort and anxiety that can accompany some routine gynecological procedures. Your comfort is important to us.

All the following requirements must be met the day of the scheduled procedure or your procedure will need to be rescheduled:

  • Pick up your prescription medication from HEALTHWAY COMPOUNDING PHARMACY at 2544 McLeod Drive, Saginaw (off of Tittabawassee). Phone number – 989.791.1691.
    • Please note – Healthway is a cash only pharmacy. This prescription will not be billed to your insurance because it is being specifically compounded for you for this procedure. The average cost for this medication is $25.
  • Please eat a light meal or snack 1-2 hours prior to your scheduled procedure.
  • Tell us beforehand if you take any medications for pain.
  • Arrive at Valley Ob-Gyn Clinic 15 minutes before your first scheduled appointment time with your UNOPENED prescription.
  • You must be accompanied by a support person responsible for driving you home following your procedure. You will be asked to provide this person’s name and cell phone number when you arrive with them.

What to Expect BEFORE the Procedure

  • You will be scheduled for 2 appointments.
  • The first appointment will be 30-40 minutes prior to your procedure. The UNOPENED compounded medication you brought with you will be administered at this time.
  • You will receive an injection of Toradol (ketorolac) and then you will take the compounded oral medication (midazolam).
    The second appointment will be your procedure.
  • Note: your provider may also use a numbing spray on your cervix prior to the procedure.

What to Expect AFTER the Procedure

  • The drowsiness of the medication will wear off in approximately 3 hours.
  • You should not drive for at least 10 hours following the procedure. It is strongly encouraged that you have a support person available during this recovery period.