A-To-Z List of Medications to Avoid Before Your Facial Plastic Surgery
Certain medications — including commonly used over-the-counter medications and so-called natural supplements — can increase the risks associated with your facial rejuvenation procedure. Your surgeon should give you a complete list of medications to avoid before your surgery, including details about when to stop taking them.
It is still smart to tell your surgeon and anesthesiologist about everything (and we mean everything) you take on a regular basis or have taken in recent months, including products that you have since stopped taking. Many drugs and supplements take several weeks to leave your system. Importantly, never stop taking any prescription drugs without first clearing it with the doctor who prescribed them to you.
Here's an up-to-date A-to-Z List of Medications to Avoid Before Your Facial Plastic Surgery Procedure*:
All Advil products, Alka-Seltzer, Aluprin, Aleve, Amigesic capsules, Anacin, Ansaid, Analval, Anaprox, Anaprox-DS, Anaproxen, Anodynos, Ansaid, APC, Argesic, Arthra-G, Arthralgen, Arthritis Pain Formula, Arthritis Strength Bufferin, Arthropan, Arthropan Liquid, Ascodeen, Ascriptin, all Ascriptin products, Asperbuf, Aspercin, Aspergum, aspirin (of any kind, including suppository form), ASpirTab, Asprimox products, ASA Tablets, Axotal, Azdone, azulfidine products
B-A-C, all Bayer Aspirin products, BC Powder/Tablets, Bismatrol, bilberry tablets, Brufen products, Buff-A-Comp, Buff-A-Comp No.3 Tablets with codeine, Buffaprin, Buffasal, all Bufferin products, all buffered aspirin products, Buffets II, Buffex, Buffinol, Butalbital, Butal/ASA/caffeine compound, Butazolidin
Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever, Cataflam, carisoprodol, cayenne, Cephalgesic, Cheracol, Clinoril, Congespirin, Contac products, Cope, Coricidin products, Coumadin, Cosprin products, CP-2
Damason-P, Darvon products, Daypro, Deprenyl, diclofenac, diflunisal, dipryridamole, Disalcid, Diurex, Doan's products, Dolobid, Dolophine, Drinophen, Dristan products, Duoprin products, Duradyne DHC
Easprin, echinacea, Ecotrin products, Eldepryl, Emagrin, Empirin products, Emprazil, Endodan, Epromate-M, Equagesic, Equazine-M, etodolac, Excedrin
Feldene, fenoprofen, Fiogesic, Fiorinal products, Florgen, Flurbiprofen, 4 Way Cold products
Garlic tablets or supplement, Gelpirin, Genpril, Genprin, Gensan, Ghemnisym, Ginger, Gingko biloba, Goody's Headache Powder products
Haltran, heparin, Halfprin
Ibu, Ibu-Tab, ibuprofen, Ibuprin, Ibuprohm, Indocin, Indochron, indomethacin, Infantol, iproniazid, isocarboxazid, Isollyl
Lanorinal, licorice root, Lodine, Lortab ASA
Magan, Magnaprin, Magsal, all MAO inhibitors, Marnal, Marplan, Marthritic, Measurin, meclofenamate, Meclomen, Medigistic-Plus, Medipren, Menadol, Meprogesic, methocarbamol, Micranin, Midol products, Mobidin, Mobigesic, Momentum, Monogesic, all Motrin products
Nabumetone, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Nardil, nefazodone, Norgesic products, Norwich Extra Strength Aspirin, Nuprin, NyQuil/NyQuil P.M.
Omega-3 oil (fish oil), Orphenagesic products, Orudis, Oruvail, oxycodone/aspirin
P-A-C, Pabalate, Pacaps, Pamprin-IB, Panalgesic, Panodynes, papaya, Parnate, PediaProfen, Pedrazil, pentoxifylline, Percodan products, Persantine, Persisrin, PetoBismol, Phenaphen, phenelzine, pine bark extract, piroxicam, Presalin, Propoxyphene, Ponstel, Pycnogenol
Quagesic, Quiet World
Relafen, Rexolate, Robaxin, Robasisal, Roxiprin, Rufen, Robaxisal
Salicylic acid, Salatin. Saleto products, Salflex, salicylamide, Salocol, salsalate, Salsitab, selegiline, Serzone, Sine-Aid products, Sine-Off products, Soma Compound products, St. Johns wort, St. Josephs Aspirin products, sodium thiosalicylate, Stanback Analgesic, Sudafed, sulindac, Supac, Synalgos products
Talwin, Tenol-Plus, Tolectin products, tolmetin, Toradol, tranylcypromine, Trendar, Trental, Triaminicin, Tricosal, Trigesic, Trilisate, Tri-Pain
Valesin, Vanquish, ViroMed, Vitamin E, Voltaren
Warfarin, Wesprin Buffered
* This is not a complete list of all the medications and supplements that can cause problems with surgery or anesthesia. Consult with your surgeon regarding the medications you should avoid before and after your surgery or treatment.
Yael Halaas, MD, FACS
60 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD
The Aesthetic Institute of New York & New Jersey
44 E 65th St.
New York, NY 10021
Kopelman Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery Center
1200 E. Ridgewood Avenue, Suite 1A
Ridgewood, NJ 07450