Preoperative Instructions

Beginning at Midnight, on the day of the surgery, do not eat or drink anything at all. If you take any medication for a health condition such as high blood pressure, heart disease, you may take these essential medications with a small sip of water. Diabetic patients should consult their physician about taking their diabetes medication prior to surgery. Plan to arrive at the hospital 1-2 hours prior to your scheduled surgery. The following products and medication should not be taken for 2 weeks prior to surgery, as they may increase bleeding:

Advil
Alka-Seltzer Tablets
Anacin
Anacin Max Strength Tabs
Anaprox
Anodynos Tabs
Arthralgen Tabs
Arthritis Pain Formula Tabs
Arthritis Strength Bufferin
Arthrispan Liquid
ASA Enseals
Ascriptin Tabs
Ascriptin with Codeine
Aspergum
Aspirin
Axotal Tabs
Bayer Aspirin Tabs
Bayer Children’s Aspirin & Cold Tabs
BC Tabs & Powder
Buff-A-Comp Tabs & Caps
Buff-A-Comp #3 with Codeine
Bufferin Tabs
Bufferin Arthritis Strength Tabs
Bufferin Tri-Buffered Caps
Bufferin Extra Strength
Buffets II Tabs
Buffinol Tabs
Buf-Tabs
Butabital Tabs
Cama Arthritis Strength Tabs
Celebrex
Cope Tabs
DarvonPepto
Darvon 65
Darvon N with ASA Dasis
Disalcid
Doan’s Pills
Dristan
Duragesic
Duradyne
Easpirin
Ecotrin
Emagrin
Empirin with Codeine Tabs
Empirin Tabs
Equadwsi Tabs
Equagesic
Exederin Tabs
4-Way Cold Tabs
Feldene
Fiorinal
Florina
Florina Tab with Codeine
Ibuprophen
Indocin
Magen
Magsal Tabs
Magsal Tabs & Caps
Maximum Bayer Aspirin
Measurin Tabs
Micrainin Tabs
Midol Caplets
Mobidin Tabs
Mobigesic Tabs
Momentum Tabs
Motrin
Neocylate Tabs
Norgesic & Norgesic Forte Tabs
Nuprin
Pabalate
Pabalate SF tabs
Pepto Bismol Tabs & Liquid
Percodan & Percodan Demi Tabs
Percogesic
Robaxisal Tabs
Sine-Aid
Sine-Off
St. Joseph Aspirin for Adults
St. Joseph Children’s Cold Medicine
Saletosalocol Tabs
Soma Compound
Stanback Powder
Supas
Synalgos DC Caps
Synalgos Caps
Talwin Tabs
Tolectin
Triaminicin
Trigelsic
Trillisate Tabs & Liquid
Uracel
Vanquish Tabs
Verin Vitamin E
Zorprin Tabs
Vioxx