Avoid These Medications Before and After Surgery

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued two weeks prior to surgery and only Tylenol should be taken for pain. Please inform your doctor of all medications which you are taking. It is important that each medication you take is specifically approved by your doctor.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid

  • 4-Way Cold Tabs
  • 5-Aminosalicylic Acid
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Adprin-B products
  • Alka-Seltzer products
  • Amigesic
  • Anacin products
  • Anexsia with Codeine
  • Argesic-SA
  • Arthra-G
  • Arthriten products
  • Arthritis Foundation products
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Arthritis Strength BC Powder
  • Arthropan
  • ASA
  • Asacol
  • Ascriptin products
  • Aspergum Azdone
  • Asprimox products
  • Axotal
  • Azulfidine products
  • B-A-C
  • Backache Maximum Strength Relief
  • Bayer Products
  • BC Powder
  • Bismatrol products
  • Buffered Aspirin
  • Bufferin products
  • Buffets II
  • Buffex
  • Butal/ASA/Caff
  • Butalbital Compound
  • Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever
  • Carisoprodol Compound
  • Cheracol
  • Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
  • Choline Salicylate
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Cortisone medications
  • Damason-P
  • Darvon Compound-65
  • DarvonIASA
  • Dipentum
  • Disalcid
  • Doan's products
  • Dolobid
  • Dristan
  • Duragesic
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin products
  • Empirin products
  • Equagesic
  • Excedrin products
  • Fiorgen PF
  • Fiorinal products
  • Gelpirin
  • Genprin
  • Gensan
  • Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powders
  • Halfrin products
  • Isollyl Improved
  • Kaodene
  • Lanorinal
  • Lortab ASA
  • Magan
  • Magnaprin products
  • Magnesium Salicylate
  • Magsal
  • Marnal
  • Marthritic
  • Meprobamate
  • Mesalamine
  • Methocarbamol
  • Micrainin
  • Mobidin
  • Mobigesic
  • Momentum
  • Mono-Gesic
  • Night-Time Effervescent Cold
  • Norgesic products
  • Norwich products
  • Olsalazine
  • Orphengesic products
  • Oxycodone
  • P-A-C
  • Pabalate products
  • Pain Reliever Tabs
  • Panasal
  • Pentasa
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Percodan products
  • Phenaphen Codeine #3
  • Pink Bismuth
  • Propoxyphene Compound products
  • Robaxisal
  • Rowasa
  • Roxeprin
  • Saleto products
  • Salflex
  • Salicylate products
  • Salsalate
  • Salsitab
  • Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action
  • Sine-off
  • Sinutab
  • Sodium Salicylate
  • Sodol Compound
  • Soma Compound
  • St. Joseph Aspirin
  • Sulfasalazine
  • Supac
  • Suprax
  • Synalgos-DC
  • Talwin
  • Triaminicin
  • Tricosal
  • Trilisate
  • Tussanil DR
  • Tussirex products
  • Ursinus-Inlay
  • Vanquish
  • Wesprin
  • Willow Bark products
  • Zorprin

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid

  • Actron
  • Acular (ophthalmic)
  • Advil products
  • Aleve
  • Anaprox products
  • Ansaid
  • Cataflam
  • Clinoril
  • Daypro
  • Diclofenac
  • Dimetapp Sinus
  • Dristan Sinus
  • Etodolac
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Genpril
  • Haltran
  • IBU
  • Ibuprin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Ibuprom
  • Indochron E-R
  • Indocin products
  • Indomethacin products
  • Ketoprofen
  • Ketorolac
  • Lodine
  • Meclofenamate
  • Meclomen
  • Mefenamic Acid
  • Menadol
  • Midol products
  • Motrin products
  • Nabumetone
  • Nalfon products
  • Naprelan
  • Naprosyn products
  • Naprox X
  • Naproxen
  • Nuprin
  • Ocufen (ophthalmic)
  • Orudis products
  • Oruvail
  • Oxaprozin
  • Piroxicam
  • Ponstel
  • Profenal
  • Relafen
  • Rhinocaps
  • Sine-Aid products
  • Sulindac
  • Suprofen
  • Tolectin products
  • Tolmetin
  • Toradol
  • Voltaren

Herbal Medications to Avoid

  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Ginseng
  • St. John's Wort

Other Medications to Avoid

  • 4-Way with Codeine
  • A-A Compound
  • A.C.A.
  • Accutrim
  • Actifed
  • Anexsia
  • Anisindione
  • Anturane
  • Arthritis Bufferin
  • BC Tablets
  • Children's Advil
  • Clinoril C
  • Contac
  • Coumadin
  • Dalteparin injection
  • Dicumerol
  • Dipyridamole
  • Doxycycline
  • Emagrin
  • Enoxaparin injection
  • Flagyl
  • Fragmin injection
  • Furadantin
  • Garlic
  • Heparin
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Isollyl
  • Lovenox injection
  • Macrodantin
  • Mellaril
  • Miradon
  • Opasal
  • Pan-PAC
  • Pentoxyfylline
  • Persantine
  • Phenyipropanolamine
  • Prednisone
  • Protamine
  • Pyrroxate
  • Ru-Tuss
  • Salatin
  • Sinex
  • Sofarin
  • Soltice
  • Sparine
  • Stelazine
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Tenuate
  • Tenuate Dospan
  • Thorazine
  • Ticlid
  • Ticlopidine
  • Trental
  • Ursinus
  • Vibramycin
  • Vitamin E
  • Warfarin

Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid

  • Adapin
  • Amitriptyline
  • Amoxapine
  • Anafranil
  • Asendin
  • Aventyl
  • Clomipramine
  • Desipramine
  • Doxepin
  • Elavil
  • Endep
  • Etrafon products
  • Imipramine
  • Janimine
  • Limbitrol products
  • Ludiomil
  • Maprotiline
  • Norpramin
  • Nortriptyline
  • Pamelor
  • Pertofrane
  • Protriptyline
  • Sinequan
  • Surmontil
  • Tofranil
  • Triavil
  • Trimipramine
  • Vivactil