Meds to Avoid Prior to Breast Augmentation Surgery
When visiting a surgeon for breast augmentation surgery, it is very important to mention all medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements that you consume.
There are certain drugs, foods, and vitamin or herbal remedies that you should consider avoiding prior to breast augmentation surgery. Make it a point to discuss with your surgeon if there is some medication that you are currently taking, or are planning to take. It is for the best that you follow his or her advice regarding any medications and vitamin or herbal supplements you are using. You should also avoid alcohol consumption during this time frame.
Two weeks before surgery:
Vitamin E, Nutritional Supplements, Aspirin, or Aspirin products and medications containing Ibuprofen should be discontinued because they promote bleeding. This will help you avoid bleeding complications during your surgery.
Some products containing Aspirin:
Alka-Seltzer, Anacin, Analgestine, A.P.C or A.S.A, Ascriptin, Asperbuf, Aspercin, Aspergum, Aspirin, Aspirin Suppositories, Aspir-phen, Aspirtab, Bayer, Buffdyne, Buffaprin, Congespirin, Coricidin, Darvon, Darvon Compound, Dristan, Duragesic, Ecotrin, Equagesic Tabs, Excedrin, Feldene, Fiogesic, Fiorinal, 4 Way Cold Tabs, Gelprin, Indocin, Liquiprin, Lortab ASA tabs, Meprobamate, Midol, Motrin, Norgesic, Norwich Aspirin, Percobarb, Percodan, Robaxisl, Sine-aid, Sine-off, SomaCompTabs, St. Joseph Products, Talwin Compound, Tolectin, Triaminicin, Trigesic, Vanquish, Zorprin.
Some products containing Ibuprofen:
Advil, Haltran, Medipren, Midol 200, Motrin, PeptoBismol, Nuprin, Rufen.
Bilberry, Cayenne, Echinacea, Feverfew, Fish oil caps, Garlic, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Kava Kava, Valerian, Licorice Root, Ma Huang, Melatonin, St. John's Wort, Vitamin E, Yohimbe. If you have to have something for headache, menstrual cramps or other aches and pains, you may intake Tylenol (acetaminophen) as directed for the time prior to surgery. Do not take anything containing acetylsalycetic acid or salicylates. Check the label of the medicines, whether in pill, capsule or liquid form, before consumption.