Instructions to Plasmapheresis Patients PDF Print E-mail

  1. The procedure will take about 2 hours during which you will be on a recliner. Please Dress comfortably.
  2. Make sure you read the patients instructions brochure on the Plasmaphoresis. Pick up a copy form the office.
  3. Increase your calcium intake (milk) the day before the procedure to overcome the possibility of hypocalcaemia during the procedure.
  4. It is recommended that you take your routine medications after the procedure to avoid them being washed out.
  5. Some blood pressure medications may increase the risk of reaction during the procedures such as ACE inhibitors ( Captopril, etc). Check with Dr. Shaibani and if it is allowed by your doctor, hold them for 24 hours before the procedure.
  6. Avoid taking too much fluid before the procedure to avoid the need to go to the bathroom during the short procedure.
  7. During the procedure, report any tingling around your mouth or dizziness to the nurse.

We will do our best to make your visit smooth and comfortable.

If you have any question or concern, please do not hesitate to talk to the nurse or Dr. Shaibani

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