Many medications are not permitted in advance of surgery. Because of this, you need to tell your doctor about any medication that you are taking so that he or she can confirm whether this needs to be stopped. Medication that can cause bleeding should NOT be taken from 10 – 14 days prior to surgery.
Medications/Products That Can Causing Bleeding:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS: i.e.medications used for treating arthritis and pain. e.g.brufen, ibuprofen, voltaren, etc.
ASPIRIN / SALICYTIC: containing medications
NB GRANDPA POWDERS !!
ANTIPLATELET AGENTS: e.g. Aspirin, Ecotrin, Plavix, Persantin
ANTICOAGULANTS: e.g.heparin, warfarin
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICATIONS: e.g. Arnica, Rescue Remedy, St Johns Wart
HERBS: e.g. Cumin, Evening primrose oil, garlic, ginger, Ginkgo biloba, Ginseng, grape seed extract, omega 3 fatty acids.
VITAMINS C & E.