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Medications To Be Avoided Prior To Surgery

New drugs appear on the market every day. If you do not see the name of the pain, cold/allergy or herbal medicine you are considering taking, please call Alford Facial Plastic Surgery to ask for guidance.

Do not take any type of prescription or over the counter diet pill for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to surgery. These medications can cause life-threatening interactions with drugs used for anesthesia.

The following products can increase the risks of bleeding. Prior to surgery, please avoid the use of these products, as directed by your physician.

Prescription Pain Relievers To Be Avoided

Anaprox
APC
Artha-G
Asproject
Axotal
Azdone
D-A-C
Butabital Compound
Clinoril
Damason-P
Darvon Compound
Pulvules
Darvon-N Compound 65
Pulvules
Darvon with A.S.A.
Pulvules
Darvon-N.A.S.
Disalcid
Dolobid
Doloprin #3
Easprin
Empirin with Codeine
Epromate Tabs
Equagesic
Equazine-M
Feldene
Fiorgen PF
Fiorinal
Fiorinal with Codeine
Indocin
Isollyl Improved
Lanorinal
Lortab ASA TabsMagan
Meprobamate & Aspirin
Meprogesic Q Tabs
Micrainin
Mobidin
Monacet with Codeine
Mono-Gesic
Naprosy
Norgesic
Panalgesic
Percodan-Tabs
Percogesic
Persistin
Rexolate
Robaxisal
Roxiprin Tabs
Salflex
Salgesic
Salsitab
Sodium Thiosalicylate
Soma Cmpd – Codeine
Ster-Darvon with ASA
Synalgos-DC
Talwin Compound
Tolectin
Trilisate Liquid
Trilisate Tabs
Tusal
Zorprin

Cold And Allergy Medicines To Be Avoided

Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Tabs
Coricidin
Dristan    Fiogesoc Tabs
Rhinocaps caps
Sine-Aide
Sine-Off Sinus Medicine Tabs
Triaminicin
Urinus In-Lay Tabs

Over The Counter Pain Relievers To Be Avoided

Advil
A.S.A. Enseals
A.S.A. Pulvules
Anacin
Anodynos Tabs
Arthritic Str. BC Powder
Ascriptin
Aspergum
Aspirin Caps
Bayer Children’s Chewable Aspirin
Bayer Children’s Aspirin
BC Powder
BC Tabs
Buffa-Comp
Cama Arthritis Pain Rel.
Children’s Aspirin
Dasin Caps
Doan’s Caps
Duentric
Duradyne Tabs
Ecotrin
Ecotrin Max. Strength
Emprazil
Empirin
Excedrin Caps & Tabs
Gelpirin
Gemnisyn
Gensan
Genuine Bayer Aspirin
Goody’s Headache Powder
Ibuprofen
Magnaprin
Measurin
Midol Caps
Momentum Caps
Motrin
Norwich Extra Strength
Nuprin
Pabalate
Pabirin Buffered Tabs
P-A-C Tabs
Pain Reliever Tabs
Salagen
Salatin Caps
Saleto
Salocol
Sodium Salicylate
Supac
Synalgos Caps
Synalgos D.C.
Tenol-Plus Tabs
Trigesic
Tri-Pain
Valesin Tabs
Uracel 5
Verin

Pain Relievers/Antacids To Be Avoided

Alka-Seltzer
Alka-Seltzer & Antacid
Alka-Seltzer Extra Strength & Antacid
Ascriptin
Ascriptin A/D
Buffaprin
Bufferin
Bufferin Extra Strength
Buffets II Tabs    Buffex
Buffinol
Cope Tabs
Pepto Bismol
Presalin
Vanquish Caps
Wesprin Buffered
Zomax

Herbal Medications To Avoid

Echinacea
Ginko
St. John’s Wart

Topical Medications To Be Avoided

Absorbent Rub
Absorbine Arthritic
Absorbine Jr.
Act-On-Rub
Analbalm
Analgesic Balm
Antiphlogistine
Arthralgen
Aspercreme
Aspirin Suppositories
Banalg
Ben Gay
Ben Gay Str. Balm
Ben Gay Gel
Ben Gay Greasless Oint.
Ben Gay Original
Braska
Counterpain Rub
Dencorub
Doan’s Rub
Duragesic
Emul-O-Balm
End-Ake
Exocaine Plus
Exocaine Tube    Heet
Heet Liniment
Heet Spray
Icy Hot Balm & Rub
Infra-Rub
Mentholatum Deep Htg.
Minit-Rub
Musterole Rubs (all)
Neurabalm
Oil-O-Sol
Omega Oil
Panalgesic
Rid-A-Pain
Rumarub
Sloan’s
Soltice Hi-Therm
Soltice Quick Rub
Sport Crème
SPD
Stimurub
Surin
Yager’s Liniment
Vitamin E (& oral)
Zemo
Zemo Liq. Ext. Str.
Zemo Ointment