What are the instructions to be followed for the usual medications from the patient before surgery?
• Before proceeding to the surgery, any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as: Ibuprofen, Naprosyn, Celebrex, Mobic, Indoside and Diclofen should be discontinued. 7 days before surgery.
• Also, you will need to stop taking aspirin and any anticoagulants (to help with fluidity), including clopidogrel and marivan (7 to 10) days before the date of the intervention.
• Please stop taking herbal and vitamin supplements for the same period (7-10) days prior to surgery including but not limited to, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, vitamin E and vitamin C.
• Diabetics should not take any oral hypoglycemic drugs and switch to insulin instead of tablets 5 to 3 days before the surgical procedure.
• You should not take any diuretics on the morning of the surgery (eg Lasix) unless the patient has congestive heart failure.
• You should not take any of the classes of antihypertensive drugs, which include the following examples: Lisinopril, Lotril, Captopril, Lotensin, Monopril, Brinzide, Atacand, Benicar, Diovan and Avalid.