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Drugs to Avoid Before Surgery

IMPORTANT! Check this list before taking any drugs:

Drugs containing ASPIRIN, SALICYLATES, SALICYLAMIDES, or IBUPROFEN should be avoided for at least two weeks before and after surgery. Brand names are:

  • Aleve
  • A.S.A. Enseals
  • Alka Seltzer Cold Medicine
  • Alka Seltzer Effervescent Tablets
  • Advil Anacin with ASA
  • Anaprox
  • APC
  • Argesic Tablets
  • Arthralgen Tablets
  • Arthritis Strength
  • Bufferin Tablets
  • Arthropan Liquid
  • Ascription AID Tablets
  • Ascription Extra Strength Tablets
  • Ascription with Codeine Tablets
  • Aspirin Suppositories
  • Bayer Aspirin Tablets
  • Bayer Children’s Aspirin Tablets
  • Bayer Timed Release Aspirin Tablet
  • Buff-Tabs
  • Buff-A Comp No.3 Tab w/Codeine
  • Buff-A Comp Tablets & Capsules
  • Bufferin, Arthritis Strength Tablets
  • Bufferin, Extra Strength Tablets
  • Bufferin with Codeine NO.3 Tab
  • Butalbital
  • Celebrex
  • Congessprin Chewable Tablets
  • Coricidin Tablets
  • Coricidin Demilets for Children
  • Coricidin Medilets for Children
  • Coricidin “D” Decongestant Tabs
  • Cosprin 650 Tablets
  • Cosprin 325 Tablets
  • CP-2 Tablets
  • Darvol with ASA Pulvules
  • Darvon Compound Pulvules
  • Darvon Compound – 65
  • Darvon-N with ASA
  • Dinol Tablets
  • Disalcid Capsules
  • Doan’s Pills
  • Double-A Tablets
  • Dristan
  • Duoprin Capsules
  • Duoprin-S Syrup
  • Durasal Tablets
  • Dynosal Tablets
  • Easprin
  • Efficin Tablets
  • Emprazil
  • Empirin with Codeine
  • Equagesic Tablets
  • Excedrin Tabs & Capsules
  • Fedrazil
  • Fiogesic
  • Fiorinal
  • Fiorinal with Codeine
  • Gaysal-S Tablets
  • Goody’s Tablets & Powders
  • Hidol
  • Isollyl
  • Lanorinal Tablets
  • Magan Tablets
  • Magsal Tablets
  • Marnal Capsules
  • Maximum Bayer Aspirin
  • Medipren
  • Methocarbanol with Aspirin
  • Micrainin Tablets
  • Midol Caplets
  • Mobic
  • Mobidin Tablets
  • Motrin
  • Motrin 800
  • Naprosyn
  • Neocylate Tablets
  • Norgesic
  • Nuprin
  • Orthenagesic Fort
  • Os-Cal-Gesic Tablets
  • Pabalate
  • Pabalate-SF Tablets
  • Pabirin Buffered Tablets
  • Pacaps
  • Panalgesic
  • Pepto-Bismol Tabs & Suspension
  • Percodan
  • Quiet World
  • Analgesic/Sleeping Aid
  • Robaxisol Tablets
  • S-A-C Tablets
  • SK-65 Compound Capsules
  • St. Joseph Aspirin for Children
  • St. Joseph Cold Tablets for Children
  • Salocol Tablets
  • Sine-Aid
  • Sine-off
  • Sinutab
  • Stanback Powder
  • Stendin
  • Supac
  • Synalgos DC Capsules
  • Talwin Compound
  • Trigesic
  • Trillsate Tablets & Liquid
  • Triminicin
  • Uracel
  • Vanquish Caplets
  • Verin
  • Vioxx
  • Zorprin

These additional drugs have undesirable side effects that may affect your surgery.
Please let us know if your are currently taking any of these medicines.

  • Any Appetite Suppressant
  • Chlotrimetron
  • Clinoril
  • Elavil
  • Endep
  • Etrafon
  • Feldene
  • Flagyl
  • Flexeril
  • Glucophage Ioamin
  • Indocin
  • Lioresal
  • Metfonnin
  • Mysteclin F
  • Nalfon
  • Nicobid
  • Oraflex
  • Nardil
  • Pamelor
  • Pamate
  • Phentennine
  • Ru-Tuss
  • Tagamet
  • Tenuate Dospan
  • Tetracycline
  • Tolectin
  • Triavil
  • Sunnontil
  • Vibramycin
  • Vitamin E
  • Zomax

Please call our office at (757) 497-5400 if you have any questions.