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Frisch Ortho Hip and Knee Specialist
  • Rochester

Medications to Stop Before Surgery

7 DAYS before surgery:

  • Plavix, Pradaxa, Eliquis (blood thinners)
  • Aspirin
  • Any anti-inflammatory medication (except Celebrex)
    • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Midol, Nuprin, Pamprin)
    • Naprosyn (Aleve, Naproxen, Anaprox)
    • Voltaren
  • Any herbal supplements
  • Vitamins (multivitamin, etc)

5 DAYS before surgery:

  • Coumadin

You CAN continue to take the following medications:

  • Tylenol
  • Celebrex
  • Ultracet
  • Tramadol (Ultram)
  • Iron supplements

Please take a moment to speak with your medical doctor about your regular prescription medications. Depending on which medications you are on you may need to stop them or continue them prior to surgery.

If you have any specific questions about your medications, please contact us to discuss.

Credibility Links

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Michigan Institute for Advanced Surgery Center
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