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MEDICATIONS TO AVOID

Medications to Avoid with Aesthetic Facial Plastic Surgery | Dr. Philip Young of Bellevue | Seattle

If you are taking any medications on this list, they should be discontinued 2 weeks before and after your procedure and only acetaminophen products, such as Tylenol, should be taken for pain. Most importantly we would like you to avoid high dose vitamin E (anything greater than 40IU), aspirin, anti-inflammatories, herbal medications, supplements (fish oil, omega 3’s). All other medications – prescriptions, over-the-counter and herbal medications or supplements– that you are currently taking must be specifically cleared by your Doctor prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by your Doctor and the nursing staff. There are some foods that are listed below. We ask that you refrain from eating excessive amounts of the foods. A small amount is appropriate.

Aspirin Medications to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

4-Way Cold Tabs 5-Aminosalicylic Acid Acetilsalicylic Acid Actron Adprin-B products Aleve Alka-Seltzer products Amigesic Argesic-SA Anacin products Anexsia w/Codeine 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-A-C Backache Maximum Strength Relief Bayer Products BC Powder Bismatrol products Buffered Aspirin Bufferin products Buffetts 11 Buffex Butal/ASA/Caff Butalbital Compound Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever Carisoprodol Compound Cataflam Cheracol Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate Choline Salicylate Cope Coricidin Cortisone Medications Damason-P Darvon Compound-65 Darvon/ASA Diclofenac Dipenturn Disalcid Doan’s products Dolobid Dristan Duragesic Easprin Ecotrin products Empirin products Equagesic Etodolac Excedrin products Fiorgen PF Fiorinal products Flurbiprofen Gelpirin Genprin Gensan Goody’s Extra Strength Headache Powders Halfprin products IBU Indomethacin products Isollyl Improved Kaodene Lanorinal lbuprohm Lodine Lortab ASA Magan Magnaprin products Magnesium Salicylate Magsal Marnal Marthritic Mefenamic Acid Meprobamate Mesalamine Methocarbarnol Micrainin Mobidin Mobigesic Momentum Mono-Gesic Motrin products Naprelan Naproxen Night-Time Effervescent Cold Norgesic products Norwich products Olsalazine Orphengesic products Orudis products Oxycodonc Pabalate products P-A-C Pain Reliever Tabs Panasal Pentasa Pepto-Bismol Percodan products Phenaphen/Codeine #3 Pink Bismuth Piroxicam 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 DH Tussirex products Ursinus-Inlay Vanquish Wesprin Willow Bark products Zorprin

Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

Acular (opthalmic) Advil products Anaprox products Ansaid Clinoril Daypro Dimetapp Sinus Dristan Sinus Feldene Fenoprofen Genpril Haltran Indochron E-R Indocin products Ketoprofen Ketorolac lbuprin lbuprofen Meclofenamate Meclomen Menadol Midol-products Nabumetone Nalfon products Naprosyn products Naprox X Nuprin Ocufen (opthalmic) Oruvail Oxaprozin Ponstel Profenal Relafen Rhinocaps Sine-Aid products Sulindac Suprofen Tolectin products Tolmetin Toradol Voltaren

Avoid ALL Diet Aids – Including Over-the-Counter & Herbal

Intensify anesthesia, serious cardiovascular effects.

Tricyclic Antidepressants to Avoid: Intensify anesthesia, cardiovascular effects.

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

Other Medication to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.

4-Way w/ Codeine A.C.A. A-A Compound Accutrim Actifed Anexsia Anisindione Anturane Arthritis Bufferin BC Tablets Childrens 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 Phenylpropanolamine Prednisone Protarnine Pyrroxate Ru-Tuss Salatin Sinex Sofarin Soltice Sparine Stelazine Sulfinpyrazone Tenuate Tenuate Dospan Thorazine Ticlid Ticlopidine Trental Ursinus Virbamycin Vitamin E Warfarin

Salicylate Medications, Foods & Beverages to Avoid: Affect blood clotting.
(High concentration of foods to be avoided, you do not need to cut out these foods completely.)

Amigesic (salsalate) Disalcid (salsalate) Doan’s (magnesium salicylate) Dolobid (diflunisal) Magsal Pamprin (Maximum Pain Relief) Mobigesic Pabalate Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) Salflex (salsalate) Salsalate Salsitab (salsalate) Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate)
Almonds Apples Apricots Blackberries Boysenberries Cherries Chinese Black Beans Cucumbers Currants Garlic Ginger Grapes Pickles Prunes Raspberries Strawberries Tomatoes Wine

Vitamins and Herbs to Avoid

Affect blood clotting, affect blood sugar, increase or decrease the strength of anesthesia, rapid heartbeat, high blood pressure, liver damage. Note: Just because it is not of this list does not mean that it is safe to take while preparing for surgery.
Ackee fruit
Alfalfa
Aloe
Argimony
Barley
Bilberry
Bitter melon
Burdock root
Carrot oil
Cayenne
Chamomile
Chromium
Coriander
Dandelion root
Devil’s club
Dong Quai root
Echinacea
Ephedra
Eucalyptus
Fenugreek seeds
Feverfew
Fo-ti
Garlic
Ginger
Gingko
Gingko biloba
Ginseng
Gmena
Goldenseal
Gotu Kola
Grape seed
Guarana
Guayusa
Hawthorn
Horse Chestnut
Juniper
Kava Kava
Lavender
Lemon verbena
Licorice root
Ma Huang
Melatonin
Muwort
Nem seed oil
Onions
Papaya
Periwinkle
Selenium
St. John’s Wort
Valerian/Valerian Root
“The natural Viagra®”
Vitamin E
Willow bark
Yellow root
Yohimbe

If you are taking anything not on this list, please call the office at (425) 990-3223 to notify us and make sure that it is okay.