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
Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
Isollyl Improved
Percodan products
5-Aminosalicylic   Acid
Carisoprodol Compound
Kaodene
Phenaphen/Codeine #3
Acetilsalicylic Acid
Cataflam
Lanorinal
Pink Bismuth
Actron
Cheracol
Ibuprohm
Piroxicam
Adprin-B products
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
Lodine
Propoxyphene Compound products
Aleve
Choline Salicylate
Lortab ASA
Robaxisal
Alka-Seltzer products
Cope
Magan
Rowasa
Amigesic Argesic-SA
Coricidin
Magnaprin products
Roxeprin
Anacin products
Cortisone Medications
Magnesium Salicylate
Saleto products
Anexsia w/Codeine
Damason-P
Magsal
Salflex
Arthra-G
Darvon Compound-65
Marnal
Salicylate products
Arthriten products
Darvon/ASA
Marthritic
Salsalate
Arthritis Foundation products
Diclofenac
Mefenamic Acid
Salsitab
Arthritis Pain Formula
Dipenturn
Meprobamate
Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action
Arthritis Strength BC Powder
Disalcid
Mesalamine
Sine-off
Arthropan
Doan’s products
Methocarbarnol
Sinutab
ASA
Dolobid
Micrainin
Sodium Salicylate
Asacol
Dristan
Mobidin
Sodol Compound
Ascriptin products
Duragesic
Mobigesic
Soma Compound
Aspergum
Easprin
Momentum
St. Joseph Aspirin
Asprimox products
Ecotrin products
Mono-Gesic
Sulfasalazine
Axotal
Empirin products
Motrin products
Supac
Azdone
Equagesic
Naprelan
Suprax
Azulfidine products
Etodolac
Naproxen
Synalgos-DC
B-A-C
Exedrin products
Night-Time Effervescent Cold
Talwin
Backache Maximum Strength Relief
Fiorgen PF
Norgesic products
Triaminicin
Bayer products
Fiorinal products
Norwich products
Tricosal
BC Powder
Flurbiprofen
Olsalazine
Trilisate
Bismatrol products
Gelprin
Orphengesic products
Tussanil DH
Buffered Aspirin
Genprin
Orudis products
Tussirex products
Bufferin products
Gensan
Oxycodone
Ursinus-Inlay
Buffetts 11
Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powders
Pabalate products
Vanquish
Buffex
Halfprin products
P-A-C
Wesprin
Butal/ASA/Caff
IBU
Pain Reliever Tabs
Willow Bark products
Butalbital Compound
Indomethacin products
Panasal
Zorprin
 
 
Pentasa
 
 
 
Pepto-Bismol
 
 
Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid
Affect blood clotting
 
Acular (ophthalmic)
Haltran
Nabumetone
Rhinocaps
Advil products
Indochren E-R
Nalfon products
Sine-Aid products
Anaprox products
Indocin products
Naprosyn products
Sulindac
Ansaid
Ketoprofen
Naprox X
Suprofen
Clinoril
Ketorolac
Nuprin
Tolectin products
Daypro
Ibuprin
Ocufen (ophthalmic)
Tolmetin
Dimetapp Sinus
Ibuprofen
Oruvail
Toradol
Dristan Sinus
Meclofenamate
Oxaprozin
Voltaren
Feldene
Meclomen
Ponstel
 
Fenoprofen
Menadol
Profenal
 
Genpril
Midol-products
Relafen
 
 
Avoid ALL Diet Aids – Including Over-the-Counter & Herbal
Intensify anesthesia, serious cardiovascular effects
 
Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid
Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects
 
Adapin
Doxepin
Maprotiline
Tofranil
Amitriptyline
Elavil
Norpramin
Triavil
Amoxapine
Endep
Nortiptyline
Trimipramine
Anafranil
Etrafon products
Pamelor
Vivactil
Asendin
Imipramine
Pertofrane
 
Aventyl
Janimine
Protriptyline
 
Clomipramine
Limbitrol products
Sinequan
 
Desipramine
Ludiomil
Surmontil
 
 
Other Medication to Avoid
Affect blood clotting
 
4-Way w/ Codeine
Fragmin injection
 Pan-PAC
Sulfinpyrazone
A.C.A.
Furadantin
Pentoxyfylline
Tenuate
A-A Compound
Dicumerol
Persantine
Tenuate Dospan
Accutrim
Dipyridamole
Phenylpropanolamine
Thorazine
Actifed
Doxycycline
Prednisone
Ticlid
Anexsia
Emagrin
Protarnine
Ticlopidine
Anisindione
Garlic
Pyroxate
Trental
BC Tablets
Heparin
Ru-Tuss
Ursinus
Childrens Advil
Hydrocortisone
Salatin
Vibramycin
Clinoril C
Isollyl
Sinex
Vitamin E
Contac
Lovenox injection
Sofarin
Warfarin
Coumadin
Macrodantin
Soltice
 
Dalteparin injection
Mellaril
Sparine
 
Enoxaparin injection
Miradon
Stelazine
 
Flagyl
Opasal
 
 
 
Salicylate Medications, Foods & Beverages to Avoid
Affect blood clotting
 
Amigesic (salsalate)
Salflex (salsalate)
Almonds
Garlic
Disalcid (salsalate)
Salsitab (salsalate)
Apples
Ginger
Doan’s (magnesium salicylate)
Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate)
Apricots
Blackberries
Grapes
Pickles
Prunes
Dolobid (diflunisal)
 
Boysenberries
Raspberries
Mobigesic
Pabalate
Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
 
Cherries
Chinese Black Beans
Cucumbers
Currants
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
Echinacea
Guayusa
St. John’s Wort
Alfalfa
Ephedra
Hawthorn
Valerian/Valerian Root
Aloe
Eucalyptus
Horse Chestnut
“The natural Viagra”
Argimony
Fenugreek seeds
Juniper
Vitamin E
Barely
Feverfew
Kava Kava
Willow bark
Bilberry
Fo-ti
Lavender
Yellow root
Bitter melon
Garlic
Lemon verbena
Yohimbe
Burdock root
Ginger
Licorice root
 
Carrot oil
Ginko
Ma Huang
 
Cayenne
Ginko biloba
Melatonin
 
Chamomile
Ginseng
Muwort
 
Chromium
Gmena
Nem seed oil
 
Coriander
Goldenseal
Onions
 
Dandelion root
Gotu Kola
Papaya
 
Devil’s club
Grape seed
Periwinkle
 
Dong Quail root
Guarana
Selenium
 
 
If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at 305-531-6030 to notify us and make sure that it is okay.
 
 
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