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Planning Your Surgery

14 days before you need to stop:

  • Any Narcotic (Vicodin, Norco, Darvocet, Percocet or Oxycontin)

10 days before you need to stop:

  • Plavix
  • Any Anti-inflammatory, except Celebrex
  • Any Herbal Supplements
  • Vitamins (Vitamin E, C, K etc.)

7 days before surgery you need to stop:

  • As per your primary care physician
  • Aspirin
  • Coumadin

You can continue to take:

  • Tylenol
  • Celebrex
  • Ultracet
  • Glucosamine

If you are taking any other medications that are not listed, please consult with your internist prior to surgery to determine if you should continue taking the medication or to see when you should stop and resume the medication.