Chattahoochee Plastic Surgery is here to tell you which medications to avoid during your surgery process. Prior to surgery, our friendly and educated surgeons will make clear any medications that are completely fine to take and which ones need to be avoided. At this time, we ask that you are completely upfront with us about any prescriptions medication and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking. We want to ensure that none of them will cause you any danger before, during, or after your surgery.
Here is a list of medications that you should stop taking two weeks prior to surgery and two weeks after surgery. We will still prescribe you medication to assist with any discomfort that you are experiencing.
Aspirin (Anacin, Ascriptin, Bayer, Bufferin, Ecotrin, Excedrin)
Choline and magnesium salicylates (CMT, Tricosal, Trilisate)
Choline salicylate (Arthropan)
Diclofenac potassium (Cataflam)
Diclofenac sodium with misoprostol (Arthrotec)
Etodolac (Lodine, Lodine XL)
Fenoprofen calcium (Nalfon)
Diclofenac sodium (Voltaren, Voltaren XR)
Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Motrin IB, Nuprin)
Indomethacin (Indocin, Indocin SR)
Magnesium salicylate (Arthritab, Bayer Select, Doan’s Pills, Magan, Mobidin, Mobogesic)
Meclofenamate sodium (Meclomen)
Mefenamic acid (Ponstel)
Naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan)
Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Orudis KT, Oruvail)
Naproxen sodium (Aleve, Anaprox)
Salsalate (Amigesic, Anaflex 750, Disalcid, Marthritic, Mono-Gesic, Salflex, Salsitab)
Sodium salicylate (various generics)
Tolmetin sodium (Tolectin)Herbal Supplements
St. John’s Wort
Vitamin EBlood Thinners
If you have any questions regarding medications to avoid, contact us today at 706-494-7700.