In order that our patients have the most expeditious recovery and the optimal surgical outcome, we would like to inform you of some of the medications that can adversely affect your surgical result.
The medications include DIET DRUGS, HERBAL MEDICATIONS ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEDICATONS.
If you are taking any DIETARY MEDICATIONS, please review them with your doctor well in advance of your surgery.
If you are having surgery in a surgery center or hospital setting, YOU MUST BE OFF ALL HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO SURGERY, with the exception of Arnica. These herbal medications include, but are not limited to, St. John’s Worts, Fish oil, Gingko, Echinacea or Vitamin E.
If you are taking any of the following anti-inflammatory or aspirin products, please stop taking them TWO WEEKS before your surgery as these products can increase the risk of bleeding, bruising and adverse healing. These medications may NOT be resumed until 7 to 10 days AFTER surgery. Please check with your surgeon before resuming any of these products.
- Excedrin and Excedrin PM
- APC ( Empirin)
- Aspirin tablets (ASA)
- Norgesic & Norgesic Forte
- Bufferin & Buffered Tablets
- Coricidin & Coricidin-D
- Darvon Compound-65
- Propoxyphene Compound-65
- Dristan Tablets
Please refrain from taking any of the above medications or herbal products at least TWO WEEKS proior to your scheduled surgical procedure AND 7 to 10 days after your procedure/surgery.
For a printable list of medications to avoid before and after surgery please click here.