What medications are used right after having a Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty, or a combined surgery? Are there any other OTC (over-the-counter) medications that would be helpful?
What Medication is Prescribed After Rhinoplasty?
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Post operative medication for rhinoplasty or septoplasty
Medications I prescribe following nasal surgery
Medications I prescribe following nasal surgery include a pain medication and an antibiotic to prevent infection. I know very well respected surgeons that do not prescribe antibiotics and their patients apparently do not develop infections. However, if I'm using cartilage grafts in nasal surgery I will always prescribe antibiotics to prevent those avascular grafts from becoming infected. Other surgeons will prescribe steroids to reduce swelling and arnica to reduce bruising.
Stephen Weber MD, FACS
Medications prescribed for Rhinoplasty
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Narcotics 3-5 days, then OTC pain relief.
Patients are typically given prophylactic antibiotics to prevent infection and in some cases steroids to minimize swelling.It’s not unusual for patients to be given decongestants as well.
In addition patients are asked to avoid drugs that can potentially cause bleeding.Examples would include Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve and Ibuprofen.
When these steps are taken, complication rates are low, success rates are high and patients have high levels of satisfaction.
What medications are used post rhinoplasty
every doctor is different. I usually prescribe an antibiotic, a light pain medicine, arnica for bruising, and sometimes a light steroid to bring down swelling faster.
Medications prescribed after a rhinoplasty
The medications prescribed for the postoperative period for a rhinoplasty varies among physicians. At minimum, most will presecribe an antibiotic and pain medication. Some will add medications to help decrease bruising and swelling.
Other than mild pain medication, I do nt routinely prescribe any medications for post rhinoplasty patients. Antibiotics serve no purpose and decongestants are rarely needed