Medications to Avoid Prior to Surgery

Please stop coumadin and warfarin (or any other anticoagulant (blood thinning) drugs seventy two (72) hours or three (3) days prior to your surgery.

If you have any questions about your medications, please call your Physician for clarification.

Please note: Tylenol can be taken for pain and will not affect blood clotting.

If you are taking any of the medications listed below, it is contraindicated for you to have anesthesia without discontinuing the medication two (2) weeks prior to your surgery. These medications mixed with anesthesia drugs can be extremely life threatening and very dangerous to your health and well being. Be certain to notify your surgeon or anesthesia provider in advance of your surgery if you are taking any of the following medications:

Marplan, Parnate, Nardil, Eutonyl

The drugs listed below interfere with blood clotting and may make your procedure difficult or impossible. Please stop taking these drugs two (2) weeks prior to your scheduled procedure if permitted by your medical physician.

4-way with Codeine
A.C.A
A-A Compound
Acetabar
Acetasem
Advil
Aitrin
Alka Seltzer
Allylgestic
Alorpine
Amsodyne
Anacin
Anexsia
Anodynos
Ansaid
Anti-Ten
Anturane
APAC
Apa-Deine
APC
Arthritis Formula
Asalco
Ascodeen
Ascriptin
Aspadine
Aspergum
Asphac-G
Aspirin
Atoka
Bayer Products
BiAct
BUF
Buff- A
Buffadyne
Bufferine
Butazolidin
Christodyne
Clinoril
Coldae
Colrex
Congesprin
Cope
Coricidin
Costalgesic
Coumadin
Covangesic
Covosal
CP2

Damason-P
Darvon Compound
Darvon with ASA
Decojen
Dedache
Defencin
DeWittxs Pills
Dolobid
Doverxs Powder
Drinophen
Dristamead
Dristan
Duradyne
Duragesic
Dynosal
Easprin
Ecotrin
Emagrin
Empirin
Emprazil
Entab-650
Excenrin
Feldene
Fendol
Fiorgesic
Fiorinal
Forbutol
Furadantin
Gebrinette
Gelciod
Gemnisyn
Goodys Powder
Haltran
Haysma
Hepto
Histadyl with ASA
Hypam
Ibuprin
Indocin
I-PAC
Isobarb
Isollyl
Lanorinal
Macrodantin
Marval
Measurin
Mediprin
Mepro

Meprogesic
Midol
Mobigesic
Momentum
Monacet
Motrin
Nalfon
Naprosyn
Norgesic
Nuprin
Opasal
Oraflex
Pabirin
PAC Compound
Pan-PAC
Pasibar
Percobarb
Percodan
Persantine
Persistin
Phenegran
Phenotron
Plavix
Presalin
Procardia
Propoxyphene
Protension
Pyrozate
Quiet World
Rhinate
Rhonocaps
Riona
Robaxisal
Ru-LOR-N
Salatin
Saleto
Salsprin
Tolectin
Triaminicin
Vantrin
Van-Trol-Nol
Vioxx
Viro-Med
Vitamin E
Voltaren
Warfarin
Zactirin
Zomax

The above is not a complete list. Other medications may contain aspirin or aspirin like products. In addition, please stop any diet control medication or over the counter products, vitamins, herbal and supplements of any kind.

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