Aspirin and products containing aspirin and anti- inflammatories should be stopped 1 week before surgery. The following drugs are considered anti-inflammatories or other products which can cause increased bleeding during surgery and also should not be taken 7 days prior to surgery: Ansaid, Arthrotec, Celebrex, Clinoril, Daypro, Disalcid, Dolobid, Feldene, Indocin, Lodine, Meclomen, Monogesic, Motrin, Nalfon, Naprosyn, Orudis, Relafen, Tolectin, Trilisate, Voltaren, Advil, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Mediprin, Nuprin, Vitamin E, Glucosamine, CoQ10, Fish Oil, Ginko, Ginseng, Herbal Licorice, Ma Huang, Natural Phen/fen, St.John’s Wort, or Szechwan.
Please note: Before stopping any of these medications, be sure to consult the physician who ordered them. Some of these medications such as Coumadin and Plavix are ordered to prevent or treat serious conditions and other heart problems. If you are unsure if you are taking an aspirin product or anti-inflammatory, please ask your doctor or nurse.