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SPOKANE, WA

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TRI-CITIES, WA

Medication to Avoid

Medication to Avoid Before Plastic Surgery Spokane and Tri Cities, WA

It is important to know which medication to avoid prior to surgery. The following medications can have effects on bleeding, swelling, increase the risk of blood clots, and cause other problems if taken around the time of surgery.

Please notify our office and speak our surgical staff if you are taking any vitamins, herbal medications/supplements as these can also cause problems during your surgery and should not be taken for one week (7 days) period before surgery and one week after surgery.

It is extremely important that if you come down with a cold, fever, rash, or “any new” medical problem close to your surgery date, you should notify Shape Cosmetic Surgery & MedSpa’s surgical staff immediately.

The following drugs contain aspirin and/or aspirin like effects that may affect your surgery (abnormal bleeding and bruising). These drugs should be avoided for at least two weeks prior to surgery.

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 and Herbal

Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects

Other Medications 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

Salicylate Medication, Foods and Beverages to Avoid

Affect blood clotting

  • Amigesic (salsalate)
  • Disalcid (salsalate)
  • Doan’s (magnesium salicylate)
  • Dolobid (diflunisal)
  • Magsal
  • Pamprin (Maximum Pain Relief)
  • Mobigesic
  • Pabalate
  • Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)
  • Salflex (salsalate)
  • Salsalate
  • Salsitab (salsalate)
  • Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate)
  • Almonds
  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Boysenberries
  • Cherries
  • Chinese Black Beans
  • Cucumbers
  • Currants
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Grapes
  • Pickles
  • Prunes
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Wine

Vitamins and Herbs to Avoid

Affect blood clotting, affect blood sugar, increase or decrease the strength of anesthesia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, liver damage.
Note: Just because it is not of this list does not mean that it is safe to take while preparing for surgery.

  • Ackee fruit
  • Alfalfa
  • Aloe
  • Argimony
  • Barley
  • Bilberry
  • Bitter melon
  • Burdock root
  • Carrot oil
  • Cayenne
  • Chamomile
  • Chromium
  • Coriander
  • Dandelion root
  • Devil’s club
  • Dong Quai root
  • Echinacea
  • Ephedra
  • Eucalyptus
  • Fenugreek seeds
  • Feverfew
  • Fo-tiGarlic
  • Ginger
  • Gingko
  • Gingko biloba
  • Ginseng
  • Gmena
  • Goldenseal
  • Gotu Kola
  • Grape seed
  • Guarana
  • Guayusa
  • Hawthorn
  • Horse Chestnut
  • Juniper
  • Kava Kava
  • Lavender
  • Lemon verbena
  • Licorice root
  • Ma Huang
  • Melatonin
  • Muwort
  • Nem seed oil
  • Onions
  • Papaya
  • Periwinkle
  • Selenium
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Valerian/Valerian Root
  • “The natural Viagra®”
  • Vitamin E
  • Willow bark
  • Yellow root
  • Yohimbe

 

If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at 509.458.SKIN to notify us and make sure that it is okay.