For your procedure, there are a number of medications (both prescription and over-the-counter) and herbal supplements to avoid. If you are taking any of these, please let Dr. Sailon know during your consultation.
Any of the following will increase your risk of bleeding or other complications and should be stopped at least 2 weeks before and after your procedure, if possible. Please note this list is not exhaustive and only reflects the most commonly encountered problematic drugs.
Aspirin (includes Alka-Seltzer, Bayer, Excedrin)
Ibuprofen (includes Advil, Motrin)
Naproxen (includes Aleve, Naprosyn)
Tylenol (acetaminophen) will NOT increase your bleeding risk and can be used as directed for pain, fever, or headaches.
St. John’s Wort
Vitamin C & E
Omega 3 fatty acids
Percodan (Percocet is different and may be used)