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Preparing for Plastic Surgery

Howard Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Plastic Surgery

For the Plastic Surgery Patients of

Dr. Paul S. Howard

 

The following is a detailed listing of aspirin containing medications to avoid prior to surgery:

4-Way Cold Tabs
Adprin-B products
Anacin products
Arthura-G
Arthritis Pain Formula
ASA
Aspergum
Azdone
Backache Maximum Strength
Bismatrol Products
Buffetts 11
Butalbital Compound
Cheracol
Cope
Damason-P
Dipentum Dolobid
Easprin
Equagesic
Fiorinal Products
Gensan
Isollyl Products
Lortab ASA
Magnesium Salicylate
Marthritic
Methocarbamol
Mobigesic
Night Time Cold
Olsalazine
Pabalate Products
Panasal
Percodan Products
Propoxyphene Compound
Roxeprin
Salicylate Products
Scot-Tussin 5-Action
Sodium Salicylate
St. Joseph Aspirin
Suprax
Triaminicin
Tussanil DH
Vanquish
Zorprin

5-Aminosalicylic Acid
Alka-Seltzer Products
Anexsia w/ Codeine
Arthriten Products
Arthritis BC Powder
Asacol
Asprimox Products
Azulfidine Products
Bayer Products
Buffered Aspirin
Buffex
Cama Arthritis Pain Relief
Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate
Coricidin
Darvon Compound-65
Disalcid
Dristan
Ecotrin Products
Excedrin Products
Gelpirin
Goody’s Headache Powders
Kaodene
Magan
Magsal
Meprobamate
Micrainin
Momentum
Norgesic Products
Orphengesic Products
P-A-C
Pentasa
Phenaphen/Codeine #3
Robaxisal
Saleto Products
Salsalate
Sine-off
Sodol Compound
Sulfasalazine
Synalgos-DC
Tricosal
Tussirex Products
Wesprin

Acetilsalicylic Acid
Amigesic
Argesic-SA
Arthritis Foundation Products
Arthropan
Ascriptin Products
Axotal
B-A-C
BC Powder
Bufferin Products
Butal/ASA/CAFF
Carisoprodol Compound
Choline Salicylate
Cortisone Medications
Darvon/ASA
Doan’s Products
Duragesic
Empirin Products
Fiorgen PF
Genprin
Halfprin Products
Lanorinal
Magnaprin Products
Marnal
Mesalamine
Mobidin
Mono-Gesic
Norwich Products
Oxycodone
Pain Reliever Tabs
Pepto-Bismol
Pink Bismuth
Rowasa
Salflex
Salsitab
Sinutab
Soma Compound
Supac
Talwin
Trilisate
Ursinus-Inlay
Willow Bark Products
Ibuprofen Medications to Avoid Two Weeks Prior to Scheduled Surgery Date:

4-Way w/ Codeine
Accutrim
Adapin
Anafranil
Anexsia
Arthritis Bufferin
Clinoril C
Dalteparin Injection
Doxycycline
Elavil
Flagyl
Garlic
Imipramine
Isollyl
Ludiomil
Nortriptyline
Protriptyline
Tofranil
Vivactil

A.C.A.
Actifed
Amitriptyline
Anisindione
BC Tablets
Contac
Desipramine
Dicumerol
Emagrin
Endep
Fragmin Injection
Heparin
Janimine
Lovenox Injection
Maprotiline
Pamelor
Sinequan
Triavil

A-A Compound
All diet pills
Amoxapine
Anturane
Aventyl
Childrens Advil
Coumadin
Dipyridamole
Doxepin
Enoxaparin Injection
Etrafon Products
Furadantin
Hydrocortisone
Limbitrol Products
Macrodantin
Norpramin
Pertofrance
Surmotil
Trimipramine

Other Medications to Avoid Two Weeks Prior to Scheduled Surgery Date:

4-Way w/ Codeine
Accutrim
Adapin
Anafranil
Anexsia
Arthritis Bufferin
Clinoril C
Dalteparin Injection
Doxycycline
Elavil
Flagyl
Garlic
Imipramine
Isollyl
Ludiomil
Nortriptyline
Protriptyline
Tofranil
Vivactil

A.C.A.
Actifed
Amitriptyline
Anisindione
BC Tablets
Contac
Desipramine
Dicumerol
Emagrin
Endep
Fragmin Injection
Heparin
Janimine
Lovenox Injection
Maprotiline
Pamelor
Sinequan
Triavil

A-A Compound
All diet pills
Amoxapine
Anturane
Aventyl
Childrens Advil
Coumadin
Dipyridamole
Doxepin
Enoxaparin Injection
Etrafon Products
Furadantin
Hydrocortisone
Limbitrol Products
Macrodantin
Norpramin
Pertofrance
Surmotil
Trimipramine

 

Am I healthy enough for plastic surgery?

If you are taking any medications listed above, they should be discontinued 2 weeks prior to surgery and only Tylenol should be taken for pain. All other medications that your are currently taking must be specifically cleared by your doctor prior to surgery. It is absolutely necessary that all of your current medications be specifically cleared by your doctor and the nursing staff.

Hospitals, outpatient surgical facilities and surgeons are all seeking to improve the surgical outcomes of the patients they treat especially those patients facing surgical procedures. Improving the surgical outcome is important for both surgeon and patient.

Taking steps during the pre-operative period prior to surgery can make a difference between a successful procedure and an unsuccessful outcome. Plastic and Reconstructive surgery depends on patient compliance before and after the surgical procedure. By reducing their risks of complications, patients should follow physician instructions before and after their surgical procedure. Some very important steps occur prior to surgery such as:

Since post-operative complications can occur, Dr. Howard will need to see the patient should a complication come into question. Please contact Dr. Howard’s office for instructions should you believe you are experiencing a post-operative complication. Expect Dr. Howard to request you report to his office so he may evaluate your condition. For your convenience, an afterhours answering service phone number is available on Dr. Howard’s voicemail message system by calling our office at 205-871-3361. Maintaining patient compliance by following Dr. Howard’s post-operative instructions and keeping your appointments are important to your surgical outcome.

Prescription narcotics policy

As of 2014, federal law requires all narcotic prescriptions be presented in written form. Refills of narcotic prescriptions require a new written prescription. Narcotic pain medications are no longer allowed to be “called-in.” Narcotics will only be prescribed between one to two weeks after your procedure. There are, of course, occasional exceptions to the rule. We will need to see you to re-evaluate your condition prior to renewing your prescription.

If you are currently taking or have been recently prescribed narcotic prescriptions, you will need to discuss your elective surgery plans with that physician so a sufficient post-surgical pain management treatment plan can be arranged between that physician and Dr. Howard. If you are under the supervision of a pain management physician, we expect you to disclose this information at your initial visit. Failure to do so will jeopardize your relationship with Dr. Howard and could violate your relationship with your pain management physician.

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