MEDICATIONS TO AVOID BEFORE SURGERY


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Medications Which May Cause Bleeding

Many common medications including prescription drugs and over the counter medicines are strong anticoagulants and may cause bleeding problems in normal individuals undergoing surgery. Please review the following list to see if you are taking any of these medications which need to be discontinued for up to seven days before your surgical procedure. This list is not a complete listing but show many of the common drugs which may contain aspirin or other anti-inflammatory medication or other blood thinners.

DO NOT STOP TAKING any medication including those on the list below without first consulting your doctor. Inform your doctor if you are taking any prescription or over the counter medications obtained in another country as they may contain some of the listed medications.

If you must take something for a headache or other minor aches or pains you may take acetaminophen unless directed otherwise by your doctor.

      AGGRENOX

      DAYPRO

      NAPROSYN

      ADVIL

      DOAN'S PILLS

      NORGESIC

      ALKA SELTZER

      DRISTAN

      NUPRIN

      ALEVE

      DURAGESIC

      ORUDIS

      ANACIN

      ECOTRIN

      PABIRIN

      A.P.C

      EMPRAZIL

      PANALGESIC

      ASCRIPTIN

      EMPIRIN

      PEPTO BISMOL

      ASPERGUM

      ENTERIC ASPIRIN

      PERSANTINE

      ASPIRIN

      EQUAGESIC

      PERSISTIN

      BAYER ASPIRIN

      ETODOLAC

      PLAVIX

      BC POWERS

      EXCEDERIN

      RELAFEN

      BUFF-A-COMP

      EXCEDERIN PM

      ROBAXISAL

      BUFFADYNE

      FELDENE

      SINE-AID

      BUFFERIN

      FIORINAL

      SINE-OFF

      BUTALBITAL

      IBUPROFEN

      SINUTAB

      CHERACOL CAPS

      INDOCIN

      STENDIN

      CLINORIL

      KETOROLAC

      SUPAC

      CONGESPIRIN

      LODINE

      SYNALGOS

      COPE

      MEASURIN

      TOLECTIN

      COROCIDIN

      MIDOL

      TORADOL

      COUMADIN

      MONACET

      TRENTAL

      DARVON

      MOTRIN

      VANQUISH

       

       

      VITAMIN E


      Coumadin (Warfarin) and Plavix are two potent anticoagulants. Consult with your doctor for specific instructions on when to discontinue these medications.