Thursday, July 22, 2004

 

Common meds that need to stopped before surgery

Aspirin - 7 days unless otherwise directed by a physician
Plavix - 7 days for chronic therapy, 3 days after a single dose
Coumadin, Warfarin - at least 4 days and you will receive heparin infusion or injections and blood draws and be evaluated for risk of thromboembolism, a bad clot.
Naproxen, Naprosyn - 96 hours
Inbuprofen, Motrin, Advil - 48 hours
Indomethacin, Pletal - 48 hours
Arthrotec, Diclofenac, Voltaren - 24 hours

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