Ghada Y. Afifi, MD, FACS
Board Certified Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Medications to Avoid Before and After Surgery

Ghada Afifi, M.D., FACS
   

Medications to Avoid Before and After Surgery

For a two week period before and after your surgery, please do not take any Vitamin E, Aspirin or medication that contains aspirin (i.e. Bayer, Bufferin or Excedrin) or aspirin related products, such as Ibuprofen (i.e. Motrin or Advil). Aspirin has an effect on your blood’s ability to clot and could increase your tendency to bleed at the time of surgery and during the post-operative period.

Please check the labels of all medications that you take, even those over the counter medications.

If you are on any anti-rheumatoid, anti-arthritic, and/or anti-coagulant medications please inform us. Consult your physician before stopping any prescribed medication.

 

The following is a list of the more common medications, Herbal treatments and substances that can increase your tendency to bleed.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid

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 prodeucts
Equagesic
Etodolac
Excedrin products
Fiorgen PF
Fiorinal products
Flurbiprofen
Gelpirin
Genprin
Gensan
Goody’s Extra Strength
Headache Powsers
Halfprin products
IBU
Indomethacin products
Isollyl Improved
Kaodene
Lanorinal
Ibuprohm
Lodine
Lortab ASA
Magan
Magnaprin products
Magnesium Salicyclate
Magsal
Marnal
Marthritic
Mefenamic Acid
Meprobamate
Mesalamine
Methocarbarnol
Micrainin
Mobidin
Mobigesic
Momentum
Mono-Gesic
Motrin prodeucts
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
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
Zorprin

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid

Acular (ophthalmic)
Advil products
Anaprox products
Ansaid
Clinoril
Daypro
Dimetapp Sinus
Dristan Sinus
Feldene
Fenoprofen Genpril
Haltran
Indochron E-R
Indocin products
Ketoprofen
Ketorolac
Ibuprin
Ibuprofen
Meclofenamate
Meclomen
Menadol
Midol-products
Nabumetone
Nalfon products
Naprosyn products
Naprox X
Nuprin
Ocufen (ophthalmic)
Oruvail
Oxaprozin
Pronstel
Profenal
Relafen
Rhinocaps
Sine-Aid products
Sulindac
Suprofen
Tolectin products
Tolmentin
Toradol
Voltaren

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

 

Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid

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 Medications to Avoid

4-Way w/ Codeine
A.C.A
A-A Compound
Accutrim
Actifed
Anexsia
Anisindione
Anturane
Arthritis Bufferin
BC Tablets
Children’s 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 to Avoid

Amigesic (salsalate)
Disalcid (salsalate)
Doan’s (magnesium salicylate)
Dolobid (difunisal)
Magsal
Pamprin (Maximum Pain Relief)
Mobigesic
Pabalate
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
Salflex (salsalate)
Salsalate
Salsitab (salsalate)
Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate) 

Vitamins and Herbs to Avoid

Ackee fruit
Alfalfa
Alie
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

 

 
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