Medications

DO NOT TAKE THE FOLLOWING MEDICATIONS UNLESS OTHERWISE INSTRUCTED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN

  • Do not take oral diabetic medications. Clarify insulin with your doctor. (bring with you to the Surgery Center).
  • Please STOP the listed medications below (Note: do not stop these medications prior to requesting and obtaining approval from prescribing doctor.
MEDICATIONS PLEASE STOP BEFORE SURGERY
Aspirin, greater than 81 mg a day-Excedrin, ecotrin 7 days
Coumadin(warfarin), Xarelto 7 days ( May need PT/INR day of or 1day prior to surgery)
Fragmin, Lovoneox, Subcutaneous Heparin 7 days (Discuss with prescribing provider before stopping. Duration of stop time may vary per surgeon’s discretion)
Plavix (Clopidogrel), Ticlid (Ticlopidine) 10 days- 14 days
Celebrex (Celecoxib) 7 days
Garlic, Ginseng, Vitamin E, Ginger, Gingko Biloba, Omega 3, other herbals 7 days
If you have any questions about your medication instructions, please call us*