Medication Precautions

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 INSTRUCTIONS TO FOLLOW BEFORE & AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE

  •  If you are on medication for arthritis, circulation, or anticoagulants (i.e., baby aspirin, Motrin, Naprosyn, Perantine, Coumadin, Plavix), please inform us.
  • For a two week period prior to and five days after the scheduled date of your surgery, please do not take and medication that contains aspirin or aspirin-related products such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) as an ingredient. Aspirin has an effect on your blood’s ability to clot and could increase your tendency to bleed at the time of treatment and during the post-procedure period.
  • Please be sure to avoid pseudoephedrine and other cold tablets three days prior to surgery.
  • Please check the labels of all medications that you take, even those available without a prescription to make sure you are not taking aspirin or aspirin-like substances.
  • Please consult your physician before stopping any prescribed medication.

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF COMMON MEDICATIONS & SUBSTANCES THAT CAN INCREASE TENDENCY TO BLEED:

Adprin Congesprin Halfprin Ponstel
Advil Cope Haltran Propoxyphene
Alcohol Coumadin Heartline Quagesic
Alka-seltzer Damason P Ibuprofen Rhinocaps
Anacin Darvon Indocin Robaxisal
Anaprox Daypro Indomethacin Roxiprin Tablets
Anaproxin Dipyridamole Lodine Rufin
APC Dolobid Lortab ASA Saleto Tablets
Arthiritis Pain Formula Doan’s capsules Magnaprin Scott-Tussin Cold
Arthrotic Dristan Medipren Sine-Aid
Ascriptin Easpirin Menadol Soma Compound
Aspergum Ecotrin Meprobamate St. Joseph’s Aspirin
Asprimax Empirin (w/codeine) Methocarbamol Summit Extra Strength
Aspirin (any form) Emprazil Midol Talwin
Azdone Equagesic tablets Mobigesic Ticlid
Backache Max Relief Excedrin Momentum Muscular Toradol
Bayer Aspirin Femback      Backache Formula Trandate
Bayer Feverfew Motrin Trental
BC Powder Feldene Nalfon Trigesic
BC Sinus Florinal (w/codeine) Naprosyn Trilisate
Bufferin 4 Way Cold Tablets Norgesic Ursinus Inlay Tablets
Buffex Garlic Capsules Norwich Vanquish
Butalbital Compound Gelpirin Tablets Nuprin Vick’s Day Quil
Cama Arthiritis Genpril Orudis Vioxx
Celebrex Genprin Oxycodone Vitamin E
Cephalgesic Ginger Tablets Pamprin Voltaren
Cheracol capsules Ginko Biloba PAC Analgesic Zactrin
Clinoril Ginseng Percodan Zorprin
Goody’s Headache Phenaphen
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