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Medications to Avoid

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to surgery and only acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol, should be taken for pain. All other medications – prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal – that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by the doctor prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by the doctor and the nursing staff.


ASPIRIN MEDICATIONS TO AVOID

Affect blood clotting

4-Way Cold Tabs
5-Aminosalicylic Acid
Acetilsalicylic Acid
Actron
Adprin-B products
Aleve
Alka-Seltzer products
Amigesic Argesic-SA
Anacin products
Anexsia w/Codeine
Arthra-G
Arthriten products
Arthritis Foundation products
Arthritis Pain Formula
Arthritis Strength BC Powder
Arthropan
ASA
Asacol
Ascriptin products
Aspergum
Asprimox products
Axotal
Azdone
Azulfidine products
B-A-C
Backache Maximum Strength Relief
Bayer Products
BC Powder
Bismatrol products
Buffered Aspirin
Bufferin products
Buffetts 11
Buffex
Butal/ASA/Caff
Butalbital Compound
Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
Carisoprodol Compound
Cataflam
Cheracol
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
Choline Salicylate
Cope
Coricidin
Cortisone Medications
Damason-P
Darvon Compound-65
Darvon/ASA
Diclofenac
Dipenturn
Disalcid
Doan’s products
Dolobid
Dristan
Duragesic
Easprin
Ecotrin products
Empirin products
Equagesic
Etodolac
Excedrin products
Fiorgen PF
Fiorinal products
Flurbiprofen
Gelpirin
Genprin
Gensan
Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powders
Halfprin products
IBU
Indomethacin products
Isollyl Improved
Kaodene
Lanorinal
lbuprohm
Lodine
Lortab ASA
Magan
Magnaprin products
Magnesium Salicylate
Magsal
Marnal
Marthritic
Mefenamic Acid
Meprobamate
Mesalamine
Methocarbarnol
Micrainin
Mobidin
Mobigesic
Momentum
Mono-Gesic
Motrin products
Naprelan
Naproxen
Night-Time Effervescent Cold
Norgesic products
Norwich products
Olsalazine
Orphengesic products
Orudis products
Oxycodonc
Pabalate products
P-A-C
Pain Reliever Tabs
Panasal
Pentasa
Pepto-Bismol
Percodan products
Phenaphen/Codeine #3
Pink Bismuth
Piroxicam Propoxyphene Compound products
Robaxisal
Rowasa
Roxeprin
Saleto products
Salflex
Salicylate products
Salsalate
Salsitab
Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action
Sine-off
Sinutab
Sodium Salicylate
Sodol Compound
Soma Compound
St. Joseph Aspirin
Sulfasalazine
Supac
Suprax
Synalgos-DC
Talwin
Triaminicin
Tricosal
Trilisate
Tussanil DH
Tussirex products
Ursinus-Inlay
Vanquish
Wesprin
Willow Bark products
Zorprin

IBUPROFEN MEDICATIONS TO AVOID

Affect blood clotting

Acular (opthalmic)
Advil products
Anaprox products
Ansaid
Clinoril
Daypro
Dimetapp Sinus
Dristan Sinus
Feldene
Fenoprofen
Genpril
Haltran
Indochron E-R
Indocin products
Ketoprofen
Ketorolac
lbuprin
lbuprofen
Meclofenamate
Meclomen
Menadol
Midol-productsV
Nabumetone
Nalfon products
Naprosyn products
Naprox X
Nuprin
Ocufen (opthalmic)
Oruvail
Oxaprozin
Ponstel
Profenal
Relafen
Rhinocaps
Sine-Aid products
Sulindac
Suprofen
Tolectin products
Tolmetin
Toradol
Voltaren

AVOID ALL DIET AIDS – INCLUDING OVER-THE-COUNTER & HERBAL

Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects


TRICYCLIC ANTIDEPRESSANTS TO AVOID

Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects

Adapin
Amitriptyline
Amoxapine
Anafranil
Asendin
Aventyl
Clomipramine
Desipramine
Doxepin
Elavil
Endep
Etrafon products
Imipramine
Janimine
Limbitrol products
Ludiomil
Maprotiline
Norpramin
Nortriptyline
Pamelor
Pertofrane
Protriptyline
Sinequan
Surmontil
Tofranil
Triavil
Trimipramine
Vivactil

OTHER MEDICATION TO AVOID

Affect blood clotting

4-Way w/ Codeine
A.C.A.
A-A Compound
Accutrim
Actifed
Anexsia
Anisindione
Anturane
Arthritis Bufferin
BC Tablets
Childrens Advil
Clinoril C
Contac
Coumadin
Dalteparin injection
Dicumerol
Dipyridamole
Doxycycline
Emagrin
Enoxaparin injection
Flagyl
Fragmin injection
Furadantin
Garlic
Heparin
Hydrocortisone
Isollyl
Lovenox injection
Macrodantin
Mellaril
Miradon
Opasal
Pan-PACPentoxyfylline
Persantine
Phenylpropanolamine
Prednisone
Protarnine
Pyrroxate
Ru-Tuss
Salatin
Sinex
Sofarin
Soltice
Sparine
Stelazine
Sulfinpyrazone
Tenuate
Tenuate Dospan
Thorazine
Ticlid
Ticlopidine
Trental
Ursinus
Virbamycin
Vitamin E
Warfarin

ALCOHOL IS ALSO A BLOOD THINNER!!! YOU MUST AVOID THIS AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE AND A WEEK AFTER SURGERY!


If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at (305) 931-3338 to notify us and make sure that it is okay.

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Leonard M. Hochstein M.D.
Address: 585 NW 161st Street, Miami, Florida 33169
(Miami Metro)
Telephone:(305) 931-3338
Fax:(305) 931-3324