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Medications to avoid before plastic surgery

All patients anticipating surgery MUST STOP the use of ALL SOURCES of ASPIRIN and ASPIRIN-LIKE products (i.e. NSAIDS-- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). All products listed below must be stopped at least one week before surgery. However, if a doctor has prescribed any of these medications especially for your heart, arteries or brain, please inform our office before stopping them.

The following is not a complete list. Please check with our office to be sure there is no aspirin or aspirin-like compounds or other anticoagulant in your medications. Especially check all cold, flu, sinus and allergy preparations.

Tylenol (acetaminophen) is allowed.

To Avoid:

  • Advil
  • Aleve
  • Alka Seltzer
  • Anacin
  • Anaprox
  • A.P.C.
  • Ascodeen-30
  • Ascriptin
  • Aspirin
  • Suppositories
  • Aspergum
  • Bayer Aspirin
  • BC Powders
  • Buff-A-Comp
  • Buffadyne
  • Bufferin
  • Butalbital
  • Cama-Inlay Tablets
  • Cataflam
  • Cheracol Capsules
  • Clinoril
  • Congespirin
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Coumadin
  • Darvon Compound
  • Depakote
  • Dipyridamole
  • Daon's Pills
  • Dristan
  • Duragesic
  • Ecotrin
  • Empirin
  • Equagesic
  • Excedrin
  • Feldene
  • Florinal
  • Ginko
  • Goody's Powder
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indocin
  • Measurin
  • Midol
  • Monocet w/ Codeine
  • Motrin
  • Naprosyn
  • Naproxin
  • Norgesic
  • Nuprin
  • Orudis
  • Percodan
  • Percogesic
  • Pabirin Buffered Tabs
  • Panagesic
  • Persantine
  • Persistin
  • Plavix
  • Robaxisal
  • Sine-Aid
  • Sine-Off
  • SK-65 Compound
  • Stero-darvan ASA
  • St. John's Wort
  • Suprac
  • Synalogos Capsules
  • Tolectin
  • Triaminicin
  • Vanquish
  • Vitamin C (more than 1000 mgs/day)
  • Vitamin E (more than 400 i.u./day
  • Warfarin

 

Topical Medications to Avoid:

  • Absorbent Rub
  • Absorbine Jr.
  • Absorbine Arthritic
  • Act-on-Rub
  • Analbalm
  • Antiphlogistine
  • Arthralgen
  • Aspercreme
  • Banalog
  • Baumodyne
  • Bengay (Any)
  • Braska
  • Counterpain Rub
  • Denecorub
  • Daon's Rub
  • Emul-O-Balm
  • End-Ake
  • Exocaine Plus
  • Exocaine Tube
  • Heet
  • Icy Hot
  • Infra Rub
  • Lini-Balm
  • Mentholatum Deep Heat
  • Minit-Rub
  • Musterole Deep Strength
  • Neurabalm
  • Oil-O-Sol
  • Omega Oil
  • Panalgesic
  • Rid-A-Pain
  • Rumarub
  • Sloan's
  • Soltice Hi-therm
  • Soltice Quick Rub
  • SPD
  • Stimurub
  • Surin
  • Yager's Liniment
  • Zemo Liquid
  • Zemo Ointment

Avoid all Chinese or Indian herbs and diet supplements such as Metabolife, Herbalife, etc. Other herbs to avoid:

  • Alfalfa
  • Balerian
  • Black Cohosh
  • Bilberry
  • Cayenne
  • Cleavers
  • Echinacea
  • Ephedra
  • Fish Oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginseng
  • Ginko-Biloba
  • Kava Kava
  • Ma Huong
  • Melatonin
  • Licorice Root
  • Red Clover
  • St. John's Wort
  • Penny Royal
  • Willow Bark
  • Winter Green
  • Valerian

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