If your on medication, when should you stop taking it before surgery?
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When do I stop taking medications before surgery?
Generally I asked patient's to stop any blood thinners 3 weeks prior to surgery. Blood thinners found in over-the-counter medications include aspirin-containing products, ibuprofen containing products like Motrin, Advil, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Aleve and prescription naproxen etc. other supplements to have patient stop taking that could also thin out the blood are vitamin E, ginkgo, large amount of garlic and red wine. I also recommend that the patient stop all supplements that are used for body building including steroids. Generally prescription medications that the patient is on is not a problem as long as he does not contain blood thinners.It is very important to go over all the medications you take with your surgeon,so that he and the anesthesiologist a well aware of her medical conditions beforehand.
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This depends on what kind of medication you're taking. You should inform your PS and follow his advice.
When should I stop taking medication before surgery?
Medications before surgery.
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