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Medications to Avoid Before and After Surgery

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 14 days prior to surgery and Tylenol should be taken for pain. All other medications that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by Dr. Lopez prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by Dr. Lopez and his staff.

 

Aspirin Medications to Avoid

4-Way Cold Tabs5-Aminosalicylic
Acid
Acetylsalicylic
Acid
Aspirin by-productsAlka-Seltzer   productsAmigesic
Anacin productsAnexsia   w/CodineArgesic-SA
Arthra-GArthriten   productsArthritis   Foundation products
Arthritis Pain   FormulaArthritis   Strength BC PowderArthropan
ASAAsacolAscriptin   products
AspergumAsprimox   productsAxotal
AzdoneAzulfidine   productsB-A-C
Backache   Maximum Strength ReliefBayer ProductsBC Powder
Bismatrol   productsBuffered   AspirinBufferin   products
Buffetts 11BuffexButal/ASA/Caff
Butalbital   CompoundCama Arthritis   Pain RelieverCarisoprodol   Compound
CheracolCholine   Magnesium TrisalicylateCholine   Salicylate
CopeCoricidinCortisone   Medications
Damason-PDarvon   Compound-65Darvon/ASA
DipentumDisalcidDoan’s products
DolobidDristanDuragesic
EasprinEcotrin   productsEmpirin   products
EquagesicExcedrin productsFiorgen PF
Fiorinal   productsGelpirinGenprin
GensanGoody’s Extra   Strength Headache
Powders
Halfprin   products
Isollyl   ImprovedKaodeneLanorinal
Lortab ASAMaganMagnaprin   products
Magnesium   SalicylateMagsalMarnal
MarthriticMeprobamateMesalamine
MethocarbamolMicraininMobidin
MobigesicMomentumMono-Gesic
Night-Time   Effervescent ColdNorgesic   productsNorwich   products
OlsalazineOrphengesic   productsOxycodone
Pabalate   productsP-A-CPain Reliever   Tabs
PanasalPentasaPepto-Bismol
Percodan   productsPhenaphen/Codeine   #3Pink Bismuth
Propoxyphene   Compound productsRobaxisalRowasa
RoxeprinSaleto productsSalflex
Salsalate   SalsitabSalsalateSalsitab
Scot-Tussin   Original 5-ActionSine-offSinutab
Sodium   SalicylateSodol CompoundSoma Compound
St. Joseph   AspirinSulfasalazineSupac
SupraxSynalgos-DCTalwin
TriaminicinTricosalTrilisate
Tussanil DHTussirex   productsUrsinus-Inlay
VanquishWesprinWillow Bark   products
Zorprin

 

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid

ActronAcular   (opthalmic)Advil products
AleveAnaprox   productsAnsaid
CataflamClinorilDaypro
DiclofenacDimetapp SinusDristan Sinus
EtodolacFeldeneFenoprofen
FlurbiprofenGenprilHaltran
IBUIbuprinIbuprofen
IbuprohmIndochron E-RIndocin products
Indomethacin   productsKetoprofenKetorolac
LodineMeclofenamateMeclomen
Mefenamic AcidMenadolMidol products
Motrin productsNabumetoneNalfon products
NaprelanNaprosyn   productsNaprox X
NaproxenNuprinOcufen   (opthalmic)
Orudis productsOruvailOxaprozin
PiroxicamPonstelProfenal
RelafenRhinocapsSine-Aid   products
SulindacSuprofenTolectin   products
TolmetinToradolVoltaren

 

Other Medications to Avoid

4-Way w/   CodeineA.C.A.A-A Compound
AccutrimActifedAnexsia
AnisindioneAnturaneArthritis   Bufferin
BC TabletsChildrens AdvilClinoril C
ContacCoumadinDalteparin   injection
DicumerolDipyridamoleDoxycycline
EmagrinEnoxaparin   injectionFlagyl
Fragmin   injectionFuradantinGarlic
HeparinHeparin   HydrocortisoneIsollyl
Lovenox   injectionMacrodantin   MellarilMellaril
MiradonOpasalPan-PAC
PentoxyfyllinePersantinePhenylpropanolamine
PrednisoneProtaminePyrroxate
Ru-TussSalatinSinex
SofarinSolticeSparine
StelazineSulfinpyrazoneTenuate
Tenuate DospanThorazineTiclid
TiclopidineTrentalUrsinus
VibramycinVitamin EWarfarin

 

Tricyclic Antidepressants Medications to   Avoid

AdapinAmitriptylineAmoxapine
AnafranilAsendinAventyl
ClomipramineDesipramineDoxepin
ElavilEndepEtrafon   products
ImipramineJanimineLimbitrol   products
LudiomilMaprotilineNorpramin
NortriptylinePamelorPertofrane
ProtriptylineSinequanSurmontil
TofranilTriavilTrimipramine
Vivactil

VITAMINS/HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS: The vitamins and herbal supplements can cause abnormal bleeding problems and can affect your cardiovascular system. Below is a list of herbal supplements/vitamins that may affect surgical outcome and safety. These vitamins/herbal supplements should be avoided for at least four weeks prior to surgery.

Dong Quai
Gingko Biloba
St. John’s Wort (all types)
Echinacea
Ginseng
Valerian
Ephedra
Glucosamine
Feverfew
Goldenseal
Vitamin E (more than 400 IU daily)
Fish Oils (Omega‐3 Fatty acids)
Kava
Garlic
Licorice

DIET PILLS: Patients having surgery must discontinue any diet pills for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery. This includes but is not limited to Phentermine, Reduze, Ephedra (any type), and both Prescription and Over‐the‐counter Non‐Prescription Diet Pills.  Please let Dr. Lopez know if you have any questions about this policy, but the unknown risks of these substances (however small they may be) are simply not worth it when having an elective procedure.

NICOTINE PRODUCTS: Nicotine reduces the blood flow to the skin any may impair healing. Quitting smoking drastically improves the body’s response to surgery. In order to be scheduled for an elective procedure, Dr. Lopez requires cessation of all nicotine products listed below for six before surgery and six weeks after surgery.

Nicotine Gum
Cigarettes/Cigar
Patches

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