Medication to Avoid
During a pre-procedure consultation, you will need to provide us with a detailed list of things you may be taking – including prescription medication, over the counter medicine and any other herbal, vitamin or mineral supplements. We will also discuss your diet and inform you of certain foods, drinks, herbs and spices that you should avoid in the weeks before and after your surgery.
Please don’t be overly concerned about pain relief as your Precision Aesthetics surgeon will prescribe suitable pain medication for you to take after your procedure. It’s of utmost importance that you disclose these details and that you take into account things you shouldn’t eat and drink too.
Below is a comprehensive list of medication, supplements, food and drinks to avoid after surgery:
Aspirin Medications to Avoid (may affect blood clotting)
|Buffered Aspirin||Ecotrin products|
|Salicylate products||Piroxicam Propoxyphene Compound products|
Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid (may affect blood clotting)
NB: You should avoid all diet supplements, including over the counter products and herbal products as they may affect your cardiovascular (heart) system and could also intensify the effects of anaesthesia.
Medication to Avoid (may affect blood clotting)
|Cortisone medications||Fragmin injection|
|Dalteparin injection||Enoxaparin injection/ Clexane|
Other Medications, Foods & Beverages to Avoid (may affect blood clotting)
|Salsalate||Chinese Black Beans|
|Salsitab (salsalate)||Trilisate (choline salicylate + magnesium salicylate)|
Vitamins and Herbs you should Avoid
Some foods could impact your blood sugar levels, affect blood clotting, alter the strength of anaesthesia, raise your heartbeat, heighten your blood pressure and cause liver damage. The following foods should be avoided while preparing for surgery:
|Dong Quai root||Gingko biloba||Kava Kava||Omega 3 and Omega 6|
|Echinacea||Ginseng||Lavender||St. John’s Wort|
|Eucalyptus||Grape seed||Lemon verbena||Vitamin E|
|Fish Oil||Guarana||Licorice root||Willow bark|
|Ginger||Hawthorn||Ma Huang||Yellow root|
NB: Please inform your Precision Aesthetics surgeon of all medication that you are currently taking or have recently stopped, prescribed or homeopathic.