Pre-Operative Information : Medications Guidelines

Medications and natural medicines to avoid prior to surgery.

DO NOT TAKE the following medications below for two weeks prior or after surgery. They promote bleeding. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are in any doubt about whether it is safe to stop anyone of the medicines listed below, please contact your local doctor (or the specialist who prescribed the medication) as to whether it is safe to stop the medicine.

ACLIN
ACTIPROFEN
AGGREASTAT
ALEVE
ANAPROX
ARTHREXIN
ASA
ASASANTIN
ASPALGIN
ASPIRIN
ASPRO
ASTRIX
BEX
BRUFEN
BUFFERIN
CANDYL
CARDIPRIN
CARTIA
CHEMGESIC
CLINORIL
CODOX
CODRAL
CODRAL
CODIPHEN

CELEBREX
DECRIN
DENAC
DENAC
DISPRIN
DOLOXENE
ECOTRIN
FELDENE
HYCODIN
IBUPROFEN
INDOCID
INDOMED
ISCOVER
MAREVAN
MEFIC
MOBILIS
MORPHALGIN
NAPROGESIC
NUROFEN
NUROFEN JUNIOR
ORTHOXICOL
ORUDIS
ORUVAIL
PLAPRIN FORTE

PERPAIN
PERSANTIN
PIROX
PLAVIX
PONSTAN
RAFEN
SALDAC
SOLCODE
SOLPRIN
SOLVIN
S.R.A.
SURGAM
TILCOTIL
TICLODIPINE
TILODENE
TORADIL
VEGANIN
VINCENTS
VIOXX
VOLTAREN
WARFARIN
WINSPRIN

Natural Products to avoid

Avoid eating these in your food.

GINGKO
GARLIC
ECHINACEA

OMEGA-3 LIQUID
FISH OIL
VITAMIN E

FEVERFEW
GINGER
GINSENG

Safe medications prior to surgery

If you have pain or a headache prior to surgery, it is SAFE to take

CAPADEX
CODALGIN
DIFFLAM
DIGESIC
DOLOXENE

DYMADON
MERSYNDOL
PAINSTOP
PANADEINE
PANADEINE FORTE

PANADOL
PANAMAX
PARACETAMOL
PARADEX

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