Pre Surgery Meds and Vitamins To Avoid

The following is a list of vitamin supplements that we recommend you stop taking two weeks prior to any surgery. Some of these have the effect of thinning the blood, whilst others react adversely with anesthetic agents. If you have any queries regarding any medication or vitamin supplements you are currently taking, please inform your manager, surgeon and nursing staff.

Medications To Avoid
Actifed, addaprin, Advil, Alka SeltzerNSAIDS
AmitriptylineAclin
ASA (Arthritis Strength Aspirin)ACT-3
Aspalgin, Aspro, Aspro Clear, AspirinActiprofen
AsantinAnaprox
AstrixArava
Bex & Vincent’s PowdersArthroxin
Calciparin, CalcihepArthrexin
Cardiprin, CartiaArthtotec
Clexane, ClinorilBrufen
Cordrel Blue TabletsButazolidin
Codiphen, Codis, CodoxCandyll
CourmadinClinoril
Decrin Powders, DindevanCrysanal
Disprin, EcotrinDBL Piroxicam
Effexor, FiorinalDichohexal
Fragerin, HeparinDinac
FraxiparineDolobid
IscoverFeldene
MarevanIndocid
MorphalginoInza
OrgaranMeficMefic
PersantinMobilis
PlavixNaprogesic
ReoproNaprosyn
RevascNurofen
Solcode, Solprin, Spren SRAOrudis
ThrombotrolOruvail
TiclohexalPirohexal-D
UkidenPonstan
VeganinProxen
WinsprinRafen
RosigSurgam
TilcotilToradol
Volteren
Vitamin Supplements To Avoid
AloeBilberry-inhibits clot formation
Cod Liver OilCayenne-inhibits clot formation
Echinacea – may effect liverEvening Primrose Oil (Omega 6)
FeverfewFlaxseed Oil (Linseed Oil)
Garlic – inhibits clot formationGinger – inhibits clot formation
Gingko Biloba – anti-coagulantGinseng – irregular heartbeat
GoldensealLicorice Root
St. John’s WartVitamin E (<200 iu is ok)
ValerianYohirneed