What medication interferes with anesthesia?

What medications should I STOP before surgery? – Anticoagulants

What medication interferes with anesthesia?

What medications should I STOP before surgery? – Anticoagulants

  • warfarin (Coumadin)
  • enoxaparin (Lovenox)
  • clopidogrel (Plavix)
  • ticlopidine (Ticlid)
  • aspirin (in many versions)
  • non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) (in many versions)
  • dipyridamole (Persantine)

What drugs interact with local anesthetic?

Most frequently checked interactions

  • Advair Diskus (fluticasone / salmeterol)
  • Ancef (cefazolin)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Cardizem (diltiazem)
  • Claritin (loratadine)
  • Crestor (rosuvastatin)
  • Demerol (meperidine)

Which medications should not be prescribed after a surgical procedure?

After surgery you should avoid all anti-inflammatory medications including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naprosyn (Aleve) and any other prescription anti-inflammatories, unless your surgeon prescribes them. Do not resume these medications until your doctor says that it is okay.

Can you take medication before general anesthesia?

Most medications should be taken on the patient’s usual schedule the day before the scheduled procedure. We recommend that patients not take most oral medications within 8 hours of their scheduled arrival time, because many medications can cause stomach irritation or nausea if taken without food.

Does anesthesia interact with medication?

Modern anesthetic techniques involve combinations of intravenous (i.v.) and inhaled anesthetic drugs that may produce synergistic (supraadditive), additive, or antagonistic interactions. Synergistic interaction is most likely to occur when two or more drugs produce similar effects by different mechanisms.

Can you take Tylenol with local anesthesia?

Avoid the use of aspirin products such as Anacin, Bufferin, or Alka-Seltzer or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like Ibuprofen (Motrin), for at least three days prior to surgery; Tylenol is OK to use instead.

Why is Pepcid given after surgery?

Pepcid or Tagamet – Take 2 (two) Pepcid AC or Tagamet HB (over the counter) in the morning and again in the evening. Taking these pills will reduce the flow of stomach acid and help prevent an upset stomach from medications given before and during surgery.

Can you take BP meds before surgery?

You should continue to take your blood pressure drugs before surgery unless your doctor specifically tells you to stop them. In general, patients on chronic blood pressure medications should keep taking them up to the morning of surgery and after surgery as needed.

What medications can you take before surgery?

The following medications may be taken prior to surgery: Acetaminophen, Darvocet, Darvon, Dilaudid, Duragesic, Fioricet, Lorcet, Lortab, MS Contin, MSIR, Oxycontin, Percocet, Roxanol, Tylenol with Codeine, Tylenol, and Vicodin (Hydrocodone).

Can you take blood pressure medication before surgery?