Medication Restrictions

Medication Restrictions Pre-Procedure

  1. Stop ALL ASPIRIN CONTAINING MEDICATIONS at least 5 days before your procedure. **If you take aspirin for your heart or circulation, DO NOT stop it without checking with your family/heart physician.Aspirin Containing Medications
    • Ecotrin
    • Bayer
    • Bufferin
    • Fiorinal
    • Lortab
    • ASA
    • Excedrin
    • Percodan
    • St. Joseph aspirin
    • Enteric Coated Aspirin

  2. If you take anti-coagulants or “blood thinners” including: Persantine, Coumadin, Plavix, Lovenox, Aggrenox, etc., please call the Spine Center at 302-894-1900 to speak with a procedure nurse. You will need to get medical clearance to the stop the medication, and may need to get bloodwork done to check your INR/PT if you are on Coumadin.
  3. Stop ALL NON-STEROIDAL pain relievers at least 3 days before your procedure.Non-Steroidal Pain Relievers (NSAIDS)
    • Advil
    • Anaprox
    • Aleve
    • Fish Oil (stop for one week)
    • Daypro
    • Dolobid
    • Naprosyn
    • Feldene
    • Vitamin E (stop for one week)
    • Ibuprofen
    • Indocin
    • Ketoralac
    • Relafen
    • Motrin
    • Trilisate
    • Vicoprofen
    • Voltaren
    • Mobic
    • Naproxen
    • Multi -Vitamin (stop for one week)
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acids (stop for one week)

  4. There are NO RESTRICTIONS on the following pain medication:
    • Baclofen
    • Tylenol
    • Darvocet
    • Elavil
    • Fioricet
    • Flexeril
    • Kadian
    • Lortab
    • Methadone
    • MS Contin
    • MSIR
    • Neurontin
    • Oxycontin
    • OxyIR
    • Pamelor
    • Percocet
    • Trileptal
    • Topamax
    • Ultram
    • Ultracet
    • Valium
    • Vicodin
    • Zanaflex
    • Celebrex
    • Lyrica
    • Soma
    • Skelaxin
    • Duragesic Patch

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