Medications to Avoid Before and After Surgery

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 10-14 days prior to surgery and only Tylenol (and Tylenol-based products) should be taken for pain. All other medications that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by Dr. Brenner and your primary care physician prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by your doctor and the nursing staff. Please be aware that this could include cold medications, eye drops, nasal sprays and over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications. This is not an exhaustive list, as new medications are introduced into the market place all of the time. If you do not find your particular medication here and you are unsure of its effects, simply discuss it with Dr. Brenner.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid:

#: 4-Way Cold tabs; 5-Aminosalicylic Acid,

A: Acetilsalicylic Acid, Adprin-B products, Alka-Seltzer products, Amigesic, Anacin products, Anexsia w/ Codine, Argesic-SA, Arthra-G, Arthriten products, Arthritis foundation products, Arthritis Pain Formula, Arthritis Strength BC Powder, Arthropan,  ASA,  Asacol, Ascriptin products, Aspergum, Asprimox products, Axotal, Azdone, Azulfidine products,

B: B.A.C., Backache Maximum Strength Relief, Bayer products, BC Powder, Bismatrol products, Buffered aspirin, Bufferin products, Buffetts 11, Buffex, Butal/ASA/Caff,  Butalbital Compound,

C: Cama Athritis Pain Reliever, Carisoprodol Compound, Cheracol, Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate, Choline Salicylate, Cope, Coricidin, Cortisone Medications,

D: Damason-P, Darvon Compound-65,  Darvon/ASA, Dipentum,  Disalcid, Doan’s products, Dolobid, Dristan, Duragesic,

E: Easprin,  Ecotrin products, Empirin products, Equagesic, Excedrin products,

F: Fiorgen PF, Fiorinal Products,

G: Gelpirin, Genprin, Gensan, Goddy’s Extra Strength Headache Powders, Halfprin products,

I: Isollyl Improved,


K: Kaodene,

L: Lanorinal, Lortab ASA,

M: Magan, Magnaprin products, Magnesium Salicylate, Magsal, Marnal, Marthritic, Meprobamate, Mesalamine, Methocarbamol, Micrainin, Mobidin, Mobigesic, Momentum, Mono-Gesic,

N: Night-time Effervescent Cold, Norgesic products, Norwich products,

O: Olsalazine, Orphengesic products, Oxycodone,

P: Pabalate Products, P-A-C, Pain Reliever Tabs,  Panasal, Pentasa, Pepto-Bismol, Percodan Products, Phenaphen/Codeine #3, Pink Bismuth, Propoxyphene Compound products,


R: Robaxisal, Rowasa, Roxeprin,

S: 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,

T: Talwin, Triaminicin, Tricosal, Trilisate, Tussanil DH, Tussirex products,

U: Ursinus-Inlay,

V: Vanquish,

W: Wesprin, Willow Bark products,

Z: Zorprin,

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid:

A: Actron, Acular (opthalmic), Advil products, Aleve, Anaprox products, Ansaid,

B: —-

C: Cataflam, Clinoril,

D: Daypro, Diclofenac, Dimetapp Sinus, Dristan Sinus,

E: Etodolac,

F: Feldene, Fenoprofen, Fluribiprofen,

G: Genpril,

H: Haltran,

I: IBU, Ibuprin, Ibuprofen, Ibuprohm, Indochron E-R, Indocin products, Indomethacin products,

J: —-

K: Ketoprofen, Ketorolac,

L: Lodine,

M: Meclofenamate, Meclomen, Mefenamic Acid, Menadol, Midol products, Motrin products,

N: Nabumetone, Nalfon products, Naprelan, Naprosyn products, Naprox X, Naproxen, Nuprin,

O: Ocufen (opthalmic), Orudis products, Oruvail, Oxaprozin,

P: Piroxicam, Ponstel, Profenal,

Q: —-

R: Relafen, Rhinocaps,

S: Sine-aid products, Sulindac, Suprofen,

T: Tolectin products, Tolmentin, Toradol,

U: —-

V: Voltaren,

W-Z: —-

Other Medications & Herbal Supplements to Avoid:

#: 4-way with Codeine,

A: A.C.A, A-A Compound, Accutrim, Actifed, Adapin, Amitriptyline, Amoxapine, Anafranil, Anexsia, Anisindione, Anturane, Arthritis Bufferin, Asendin, Aventyl,

B: BC tablets,

C: Children’s Advil, Clinoril C, Clomipramime, Contac, Coumadin,

D: Dalteparen injection, Desipramine, Dicumerol, Dipyridamole, Doxepin, Doxycycline,

E: Elavil, Emagrin, Endep, Enoxaprin injection, Etrafon products,

F: Fish Oils, Flagyl, Fragmin injection, Furadantin,

G: Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng,

H: Heparin, Hydrocortisone,

I: Imipramime, Isollyl,

J: Janimine,

K: —-

L: Limbitrol products, Lovenox injection, Ludiomil,

M: Macrodantin, Maprotilline, Mellaril, Miradon,

N: Norpramin, Nortryptyline,

O: Opasal,

P: Pamelor, Pan-PAC, Pentoxyfylline, Persantine, Pertofrane, Phenylpropanolamine, Plavix, Prednisone, Protamine, Protriptyline, Pyrroxate,

Q: —-

R: Ru-Tuss,

S: Salatin, Sinequan,Sinex, Sofarin, Soltice, Sparine, Stelazine, St. John’s Wort, Sulfinpyrazone, Surmontil,

T: Tenuate, Tenuate Dospan, Thorazine, Ticlid, Ticlopidine, Tofranil, Trental, Triavil, Trimipramine,

U: Ursinus,

V: Vibramycin, Vitamin E, Vivactil,

W: Warfarin,

X-Z: —-

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