It may be necessary to make some changes to your medications prior to and following your surgery. It is important to let us know exactly what medications you are taking.
- Ten days prior to surgery you will need to stop any blood thinning agents such as Plavix / Iscover (clopidogrel) and Aspirin.
- Coumadin / Marevan (warfarin) should also be ceased but the timing depends on your reason for taking it.
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Nurofen (ibuprofen), Indocid (indomethacin), Celebrex (celecoxib) and Voltaren (diclofenac) should be stopped at least 5 days before your surgery but Mobic (meloxicam) can be continued.
This is our general advice; please speak to Dr Sherlock about your medications and specific needs. If you have any concerns do not hesitate to contact us.