Medications to Discontinue Before Surgery
Please do not take any of the following medications for at least 7 days prior to surgery!
Please stop taking any type of dietary supplement immediately.
Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS)
Advil, Aleve, Anaprox, Ansaid, Arthrotec, Bextra, Celebrex, Daypro, Diclofenac, Ibuprofen, Indocin, KetoProfen, Lodine, Mobic, Naprosyn, Naproxen, Toradol, Relafen, Vicoprofen, Vioxx, Voltaren
Medications Containing Aspirin:
Alka-Seltzers, Anacin, Aspirin, Bayer, Arthritis, Bufferin, Darvon Compound, Ecotrin, Excedrin, Fiorinal, Pepto-Bismol, Percodan
All oral contraceptives and hormones replacement therapy
Anti-Coagulants & Anti-Thrombotics:
You will need to consult your physician regarding plans for stopping these medications.
Aggrenox, Coumadin, Ecotrin, Fragmin, Halfprin, Heparin, Lovenox, Orgaran, Persantine, Plavix, and Ticlid.
Nardil (Phenelzine), Parnate (Tranylcypromine)
St. John’s wart (please do not take 14 days prior to surgery), Vitamin E, Multi-Vitamins if it also contains Vitamin E
If you are having a cervical or lumbar spinal fusion surgery you will not be able to take NSAIDS or medications containing Aspirin for about 3 months (until your doctor tells you that your fusion appears solid).
The following medications may be taken prior to surgery:
Acetaminophen, Darvocet, Darvon, Dilaudid, Duragesic, Fioricet, Lorcet, Lortab, MS Contin, MSIR, Oxycontin, Percocet, Roxanol, Tylenol with Codeine, Tylenol, and Vicodin (Hydrocodone).