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Medications and Anaesthesia

On May 2nd 2017 by admin

Medications and Anaesthesia

Continue to take any medications which have been prescribed but remember to let your anaesthetist and surgeon know what they are. Even if you are fasting still take these medications (unless instructed not to) with a sip of water

Blood thinning agents

If you are taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAIDs) or other blood thinning drugs (such as ‘Plavix’/Clopidegrel, ‘Pradaxa’/Dabigatran, ‘Xarelto’/Rivaroxaban, Warfarin) consult your surgeon or anaesthetist about whether you should stop taking them prior to surgery.

Diabetic Medication

If you take diabetic medications, discuss this with your Anaesthetist or Diabetic specialist prior to surgery so you have a clear plan as to what to do, as fasting will be required and also because surgery can have effects on your blood sugar levels. This is especially so if you have Type 1 Diabetes or take insulin.

Herbal Medications

Discuss any herbal products you might be taking with your anaesthetist. It may be necessary to cease taking them two to three weeks prior to surgery and is probably safest to cease prior if you are unsure.

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