Substances To Avoid Prior To Surgery or Injectables

          The following is a general list of medications and herbal supplements that should be avoided approximately four weeks prior to cosmetic surgery (or one week prior to injectables), unless your primary care provider has prescribed them. There may be other products that you are taking that lead to increased bleeding. It is important to inform Dr. Sweis of all of the medications, vitamins and herbs that you take so the appropriate measures may be undertaken.

  • Acetidine
  • Advil
  • Alka-Seltzer
  • Alleve
  • Anacin
  • Anahist
  • Anaprox
  • Anexsia with codeine
  • Anturane
  • APC
  • Arthritis Bayer
  • Arthritis Pain Formula
  • Ascriptin
  • Asper Buf
  • Aspercin
  • Aspergum
  • Aspirin
  • Axotal
  • Azolid
  • Bayer
  • Bextra
  • Bromo-Quinine
  • Bromo-Seltzer
  • Buf Tab
  • Buff A Compound
  • Buffaprin
  • Bufferin
  • Buffets II
  • Buffex
  • Buffinol
  • Butagen
  • Butazolidin
  • Butazone
  • Cama Pain Reliever
  • Capron
  • Celebrex
  • Clinoril
  • Codoxy
  • Congesprin
  • Cope
  • Coricidin
  • Cosprin
  • CP-2
  • Darvon Compound
  • Dasin
  • Diflunisal
  • Dipyridamole
  • Dolcin
  • Dolene Compound
  • Dolobid
  • Double –A
  • Dristan
  • Duradyne
  • Dynosol
  • Easprin
  • Ecotrin
  • Emagrin
  • Empirin
  • Encaprin
  • Equagesic
  • Equazine-M
  • Excedrin
  • Feldene
  • Fenoprofen
  • Fiorinal
  • Gemisyn
  • Goody’s Headache Powder
  • Ibuprofen
  • Indomethacin
  • Inhiston
  • Liquiprin
  • Magnaprin
  • Mefanamic Acid
  • Mepro-Analgesic
  • Micrainin
  • Midol
  • Momentum
  • Motrin
  • Nalfon
  • Naprosyn
  • Naproxen
  • Nuprin
  • Oxyphenbutazone
  • Pepto-Bismol
  • Percodan
  • Persantine
  • Persistin
  • Phenybutazone
  • Poroxicam
  • Presalin
  • Rufen
  • Salagen
  • Saleto
  • Salocol
  • Sal-Sayne
  • Sine-Off
  • SK-65 Compound
  • Speedrin
  • Stanback
  • Sulfinpyrazone
  • Sulindac
  • Supac
  • Synalgos
  • Talwin
  • Tandearil
  • Theracin
  • Tolectin
  • Tolmetin
  • Toradol
  • Trigesic
  • Vanquish
  • Vioxx
  • Vitamin E
  • Zoprin
  • Herbal Supplements
  • AGNMONY
  • ALFALFA*
  • ANGELICA
  • ANISE*
  • ARNICA
  • ASAFOETIDA
  • ASPEN
  • BLACK COHOSH
  • BOGBEAN
  • BOLDO
  • BORAGE SEED OIL
  • BROMELAIN
  • CAPSICUM
  • CELERY*
  • CLOVE
  • DANSHEN
  • DONG QUAI
  • EUROPEAN MUSELTOE
  • FENUGREE
  • FEVERFEW
  • FISH OILS
  • FUCUS
  • GARLIC*
  • GINGER*
  • GINGKO
  • GINSENG
  • GOLDENSEAL
  • HORSE CHESTNUT
  • HORSERADISH
  • LICORICE MEADOWSEED
  • NORTHERN PRICKLY ASH
  • ONION*
  • PAPAIN
  • PASSION FLOWER
  • PAU D’ARCO
  • PLANTAIN
  • POPLAR
  • QUASSIA
  • RED CLOVER
  • ROMAN CHAMOMILE CONSTITUENT
  • SAFFLOWER*
  • SOUTHERN PRICKLY ASH
  • SUNGUNG NETTLE
  • SWEET CLOVER
  • SWEET VERNAL GRASS
  • TONKA BEAN
  • TUMERIC
  • VITAMIN E*
  • WILD CARROTS*
  • WILD LETTUCE
  • WILLOW BARK
  • YARROW
  • * It is acceptable to consume these products in your general diet, but not to take in supplement form.