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Medications To Avoid Before Surgery

Medication To Avoid Before Surgery

The following drugs contain aspirin or other products that can cause increased bleeding during surgery and should not be taken for 7-10 days prior to surgery. Should you need to take something for relief of minor pain, you may take Tylenol.

Advil
Aleve
Alka Seltzer
Alcohol
Anacin
Anaprox
Ansaid
Arthrotec
Aspirin
APC
BC Tablets or Powder
BC Cold Powder
Brufen
Bufferin
Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
Cataflam
Celebrex
Cephalgesics
Clinoril
Cogesprin
Coricidin
Coumadin (Warfarin)
Darvon
Darvon with Aspirin
Daypro
Diclofenac
Diflunisal
Disalcid Tabs or Caps

Doan’s Regular & Extra Strength
Dolobid
Dristan
Durandyne Tablets
Easprin
Ecotrin
Empirin
Enbrel
Equagesic Tablets
Etodolac
Excedrin
Feldene
Fiorinal
Flurbiprofen Sodium
4 Way Cold Tablets
Goody’s Headache Powder/Tabs
Ibuprofen
Indomethacin
Indocin
Ketoprofen
Lodine
Meclomen
Medipren
Meloxicam
Midol 200
Midol PMS Caplets
Mobic
Motrin

Nabumeton
Naprelan
Naprosyn
Naproxen
Norgesic forte
Orudis
Oruvail
Oxaprozin
Pepto Bismal Tabs or Liquid
Percodan
Persantine
Piroxicam
Plavix
Quagesic
Relefen
Robaxisal
Rufen
Sine Aid
Sulindac
Trandate
Trental
Trilisate
Vanquish
Vitamin E
Voltaren
Zavtrin
Zoprin
All Herbal supplements

Before stopping any of these medications be sure to consult the physician who ordered them.

Be advised this is not an all-inclusive list. If you are unsure whether your medication is an aspirin-based product or an anti-inflammatory, please ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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