Medication Restrictions Pre-Procedure
If instructed by your physician, you may need to 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
- St. Joseph aspirin
- Enteric Coated Aspirin
If you take anti-coagulants or “blood thinners” including: Brilinta, Coumadin, Eliquis, Lovenox, Plavix, Persantine, etc., please call the Spine Center at 302-894-1900 to speak with a procedure nurse if you do not have instructions from your physician regarding the use of the medication prior to your procedures. You may 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.
If instructed by your physician, you may need to stop ALL NON-STEROIDAL pain relievers at least 3 days before your procedure.
Non-Steroidal Pain Relievers (NSAIDS)
- Fish Oil (stop for one week)
- Vitamin E (stop for one week)
- Multi -Vitamin (stop for one week)
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids (stop for one week)
There are NO RESTRICTIONS on the following pain medication:
- MS Contin
- Duragesic Patch