Medications to Stop Before Surgery

10 days before surgery you need to stop:

  • Aspirin

7 days before surgery you need to stop:

  • Plavix, Pradaxa, Eliquis
  • Any anti-inflamitory medications, except Celebrex
    • (examples are: Advil, Aleve, Voltaren and Mobic
  • Any Herbal Supplements
  • Vitamins (Vitamin E, C, K etc.)

5 days before surgery you need to stop:

  • Coumadin

You can continue to take the following medications:

  • Tylenol (regular, extra strength, arthritis)
  • Celebrex
  • Ultracet
  • Glucosamine Chondroitin
  • Iron Supplements
  • Ultram (Tramadol)

*Take a moment to speak with the medical doctor about your regular prescription medications (blood pressure, heart, cholesterol) and what effect they ay have on your surgery.

** If you are having a second surgery, please refer to this list to stop the appropriate medications pre-operatively.

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