Medications to Avoid

Medications to Avoid

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to surgery and only acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol, should be taken for pain. All other medications – prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal – that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by your surgeon prior to surgery.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid:  Affect blood clotting. 

4-Way Cold Tabs
5-Aminosalicylic Acid
Acetilsalicylic Acid
Actron
Adprin-B products
Aleve
Alka-Seltzer products
Amigesic Argesic-SA
Anacin products
Anexsia w/Codeine
Arthra-G
Arthriten products
Arthritis Foundation products
Arthritis Pain Formula
Arthritis Strength BC Powder
Arthropan
ASA
Asacol
Ascriptin products
Aspergum
Asprimox products
Axotal
Azdone
Azulfidine products
B-A-C
Backache Maximum Strength Relief
Bayer Products
BC Powder
Bismatrol products
Buffered Aspirin
Bufferin products
Buffetts 11
Buffex
Butal/ASA/Caff
Butalbital Compound
Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
Carisoprodol Compound

Cataflam
Cheracol
Choline Magnesium
Trisalicylate
Choline Salicylate
Cope
Coricidin
Cortisone Medications
Damason-P
Darvon Compound-65
Darvon/ASA
Diclofenac
Dipenturn
Disalcid
Doan’s products
Dolobid
Dristan
Duragesic
Easprin
Ecotrin products
Empirin products
Equagesic
Etodolac
Excedrin products
Fiorgen PF
Fiorinal products
Flurbiprofen
Gelpirin
Genprin
Gensan
Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powders
Halfprin products
IBU
Indomethacin products
Isollyl Improved
Kaodene

Lanorinal
lbuprohm
Lodine
Lortab ASA
Magan
Magnaprin products
Magnesium Salicylate
Magsal
Marnal
Marthritic
Mefenamic Acid
Meprobamate
Mesalamine
Methocarbarnol
Micrainin
Mobidin
Mobigesic
Momentum
Mono-Gesic
Motrin products
Naprelan
Naproxen
Night-Time Effervescent Cold
Norgesic products
Norwich products
Olsalazine
Orphengesic products
Orudis products
Oxycodonc
Pabalate products
P-A-C
Pain Reliever Tabs
Panasal
Pentasa
Pepto-Bismol
Percodan products
Phenaphen/Codeine #3

Pink Bismuth
Piroxicam
Propoxyphene
Compound products
Robaxisal
Rowasa
Roxeprin
Saleto products
Salflex
Salicylate products
Salsalate
Salsitab
Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action
Sine-off
Sinutab
Sodium Salicylate
Sodol Compound
Soma Compound
St. Joseph Aspirin
Sulfasalazine
Supac
Suprax
Synalgos-DC
Talwin
Triaminicin
Tricosal
Trilisate
Tussanil DH
Tussirex products
Ursinus-Inlay
Vanquish
Wesprin
Willow Bark products
Zorp

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid:  Affect blood clotting.

Acular (opthalmic)
Advil products
Anaprox products
Ansaid
Clinoril
Daypro
Dimetapp Sinus
Dristan Sinus
Feldene
Fenoprofen
Genpril

Haltran
Indochron E-R
Indocin products
Ketoprofen
Ketorolac
lbuprin
lbuprofen
Meclofenamate
Meclomen
Menadol
Midol-products

Nabumetone
Nalfon products
Naprosyn products
Naprox X
Nuprin
Ocufen (opthalmic)
Oruvail
Oxaprozin
Ponstel
Profenal
Relafen

Rhinocaps
Sine-Aid products
Sulindac
Suprofen
Tolectin products
Tolmetin
Toradol
Voltaren

Avoid ALL Diet Aids – Including Over-the-Counter & Herbal Intensify anesthesia, serious cardiovascular effects.

Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid: Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects.

Adapin
Amitriptyline
Amoxapine
Anafranil
Asendin
Aventyl
Clomipramine
Desipramine

Doxepin
Elavil
Endep
Etrafon products
Imipramine
Janimine
Limbitrol products
Ludiomil

Maprotiline
Norpramin
Nortriptyline
Pamelor
Pertofrane
Protriptyline
Sinequan
Surmontil

Tofranil
Triavil
Trimipramine
Vivactil

Other Medication to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

4-Way w/ Codeine
A.C.A.
A-A Compound
Accutrim
Actifed
Anexsia
Anisindione
Anturane
Arthritis Bufferin
BC Tablets
Childrens Advil
Clinoril C
Contac
Coumadin
Dalteparin injection

Dicumerol
Dipyridamole
Doxycycline
Emagrin
Enoxaparin injection
Flagyl
Fragmin injection
Furadantin
Garlic
Heparin
Hydrocortisone
Isollyl
Lovenox injection
Macrodantin
Mellaril

Miradon
Opasal
Pan-PAC
Pentoxyfylline
Persantine
Phenylpropanolamine
Prednisone
Protarnine
Pyrroxate
Ru-Tuss
Salatin
Sinex
Sofarin
Soltice
Sparine

Stelazine
Sulfinpyrazone
Tenuate
Tenuate Dospan
Thorazine
Ticlid
Ticlopidine
Trental
Ursinus
Virbamycin
Vitamin E
Warfarin

Salicylate Medications, Foods & Beverages to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

Amigesic (salsalate)
Disalcid (salsalate)
Doan’s (magnesium salicylate)
Dolobid (diflunisal)
Magsal
Pamprin (Maximum Pain Relief)
Mobigesic

Pabalate
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
Salflex (salsalate)
Salsalate
Salsitab (salsalate)
Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate)

Almonds
Apples
Apricots
Blackberries
Boysenberries
Cherries
Chinese Black Beans
Cucumbers
Currants

Garlic
Ginger
Grapes
Pickles
Prunes
Raspberries
Strawberries
Tomatoes
Wine

Vitamins and Herbs to Avoid: Affect blood clotting, affect blood sugar, increase or decrease the strength of anesthesia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, liver damage.  Note: Just because it is not of this list does not mean that it is safe to take while preparing for surgery.

Ackee fruit
Alfalfa
Aloe
Argimony
Barley
Bilberry
Bitter melon
Burdock root
Carrot oil
Cayenne
Chamomile
Chromium
Coriander
Dandelion root

Devil’s club
Dong Quai root
Echinacea
Ephedra
Eucalyptus
Fenugreek seeds
Feverfew
Fo-ti
Garlic
Ginger
Gingko
Gingko biloba
Ginseng
Gmena

Goldenseal
Gotu Kola
Grape seed
Guarana
Guayusa
Hawthorn
Horse Chestnut
Juniper
Kava Kava
Lavender
Lemon verbena
Licorice root
Ma Huang
Melatonin

Muwort
Nem seed oil
Onions
Papaya
Periwinkle
Selenium
St. John’s Wort
Valerian/Valerian Root
“The natural Viagra®”
Vitamin E
Willow bark
Yellow root
Yohimbe

If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at (305) 933-1838 to notify us and make sure that it is okay.

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