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The Comprehensive List

265 Medications, 75 Herbs and Supplements, 22 Foods and Drinks, and 2 Vitamins to avoid before Plastic Surgery

Preparing for Plastic Surgery:

Preparing for plastic surgery is a big step. There may have been mental hurdles you overcame. There may have been physical hurdles you overcame and weight loss goals you achieved. There may also have been a significant financial commitment to your plastic surgery procedure. Dr. Katzen, his staff, and you want nothing to go wrong with your procedure. To minimize the chances of potential complications, you should review your medications, vitamins, and supplements. By themselves, medications, vitamins, and supplements have side effects. These side effects can include bleeding and poor healing. Also, in combination some medications can interfere with anesthesia drugs and other required post-operative medications, like antibiotics. Certain vitamins and supplements can also interfere with healing and actually, work against you.

During your consultation with Dr. Katzen please list and mention all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are taking. Some medications need to be stopped well before surgery to minimize their untoward effects.

Below is a list of medications that you should avoid two weeks before plastic surgery:

4-Way Cold Tabs

4-Way with Codeine

5-Aminosalicylic Acid

A-A Compound

A.C.A.

Accutrim

Acetylsalicylic Acid

Actifed

Actron

Acular (ophthalmic)

Adapin

Adprin-B products

Advil products

Aleve

Alka-Seltzer products

Amigesic

Amitriptyline

Amoxapine

Anacin products

Anafranil

Anaprox products

Anexsia

Anexsia with Codeine

Anisindione

Ansaid

Anturane

Argesic-SA

Arthra-G

Arthriten products

Arthritis Bufferin

Arthritis Foundation products

Arthritis Pain Formula

Arthritis Strength BC Powder

Arthropan

ASA

Asacol

Ascriptin products

Asendin

Aspergum Azdone

Asprimox products

Aventyl

Axotal

Azulfidine products

B-A-C

Backache Maximum Strength Relief

Bayer Products

BC Powder

BC Tablets

Bismatrol products

Buffered Aspirin

Bufferin products

Buffets II

Buffex

Butal/ASA/Caff

Butalbital Compound

Cama Arthritis Pain Reliever

Carisoprodol Compound

Cataflam

Cheracol

Children's Advil

Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate

Choline Salicylate

Clinoril

Clinoril C

Clomipramine

Contac

Cope

Coricidin

Cortisone medications

Coumadin

Dalteparin injection

Damason-P

Darvon Compound-65

DarvonIASA

Daypro

Desipramine

Diclofenac

Dicumerol

Dimetapp Sinus

Dipentum

Dipyridamole

Disalcid

Doan's products

Dolobid

Doxepin

Doxycycline

Dristan

Dristan Sinus

Duragesic

Easprin

Ecotrin products

Elavil

Emagrin

Empirin products

Endep

Enoxaparin injection

Equagesic

Etodolac

Etrafon products

Excedrin products

Feldene

Fenoprofen

Fiorgen PF

Fiorinal products

Flagyl

Flurbiprofen

Fragmin injection

Furadantin

Gelpirin

Genpril

Genprin

Gensan

Goody's Extra Strength Headache Powders

Halfrin products

Haltran

Heparin

Hydrocortisone

IBU

Ibuprin

Ibuprofen

Ibuprom

Imipramine

Indochron E-R

Indocin products

Indomethacin products

Isollyl

Isollyl Improved

Janimine

Kaodene

Ketoprofen

Ketorolac

Lanorinal

Limbitrol products

Lodine

Lortab ASA

Lovenox injection

Ludiomil

Macrodantin

Magan

Magnaprin products

Magnesium Salicylate

Magsal

Maprotiline

Marnal

Marthritic

Meclofenamate

Meclomen

Mefenamic Acid

Mellaril

Menadol

Meprobamate

Mesalamine

Methocarbamol

Micrainin

Midol products

Miradon

Mobidin

Mobigesic

Momentum

Mono-Gesic

Motrin products

Nabumetone

Nalfon products

Naprelan

Naprosyn products

Naprox X

Naproxen

Night-Time Effervescent Cold

Norgesic products

Norpramin

Nortriptyline

Norwich products

Nuprin

Ocufen (ophthalmic)

Olsalazine

Opasal

Orphengesic products

Orudis products

Oruvail

Oxaprozin

Oxycodone

P-A-C

Pabalate products

Pain Reliever Tabs

Pamelor

Pan-PAC

Panasal

Pentasa

Pentoxyfylline

Pepto-Bismol

Percodan products

Persantine

Pertofrane

Phenaphen Codeine #3

Phenyipropanolamine

Pink Bismuth

Piroxicam

Ponstel

Prednisone

Profenal

Propoxyphene Compound products

Protamine

Protriptyline

Pyrroxate

Relafen

Rhinocaps

Robaxisal

Rowasa

Roxeprin

Ru-Tuss

Salatin

Saleto products

Salflex

Salicylate products

Salsalate

Salsitab

Scot-Tussin Original 5-Action

Sine-Aid products

Sine-off

Sinequan

Sinex

Sinutab

Sodium Salicylate

Sodol Compound

Sofarin

Soltice

Soma Compound

Sparine

St. Joseph Aspirin

Stelazine

Sulfasalazine

Sulfinpyrazone

Sulindac

Supac

Suprax

Suprofen

Surmontil

Synalgos-DC

Talwin

Tenuate

Tenuate Dospan

Thorazine

Ticlid

Ticlopidine

Tofranil

Tolectin products

Tolmetin

Toradol

Trental

Triaminicin

Triavil

Tricosal

Trilisate

Trimipramine

Tussanil DR

Tussirex products

Ursinus

Ursinus-Inlay

Vanquish

Vibramycin

Vivactil

Voltaren

Warfarin

Wesprin

Zorprin

Below is a list of herbs and supplements you should avoid two weeks before you undergo plastic surgery

Agrimony

Alfalfa

Aniseed

Arnica

Artemesia

Asa foetica

Baical skullcap root

Bishop's weed

Bladderwrack

Bochu

Bogbean

Boldo

Bromelain (found in pineapples)

Burdock

Capsicum

Cassio

Celery seed

Chamomile

Chinese agrimony

Chinese peony

Chinese wolfberry

Chondroitin

Clove

Cod liver oil

Coltsfoot

Dandelion

Danshen (salvia)

Devil's claw

Dihydroepiandrosteroe (DHEA)

Dong quai (angelica)

Fenugreek

Feverfew

Fish oil

Flax seed

Fritillaria bulbs

Gamma linoleic acid

Garlic

Geum japonicum

Ginger

Ginkgo

Ginseng

Glucosamine

Horse chestnut

Horseradish

Japanese honeysuckle

Licorice

Meadowsweet

Melatonin

Melilot

Nattokinase

Onion

Pantethine

Papain (papaya extract)

Parsley

Passionflower

Policosanol

Poncitrin

Poplar

Prickly ash

Quassia

Red chili peppers (and anything else containing capsaicin)

Red clover

Resveratrol

Saw palmetto

Sea buckthorn

Sweet clover

Sweet woodruff

Tonka beans

Turmeric

Vinpocetine

Wild carrot

Wild lettuce

Willow bark

Wintergreen oil

There are also some foods and drinks to avoid one week before plastic surgery. These foods include:

Alcohol

Almonds

Apricots

Berries (All)

Cherries

Cucumbers

Eggplant

Grapefruit

Grapes

Green tea

Lemons

Limes

Nectarines

Oranges

Peaches

Plums

Potatoes

Prunes

Raisins

Tomatoes

Vinegar

Below is a list of vitamins you should avoid two weeks before you undergo plastic surgery.

Vitamin E

Vitamin C

Stopping certain medications, vitamins, and supplements will not completely eliminate your risks, but may help to minimize potentially avoidable risk and complications. As with anything, you should discuss any questions you have during your consultation with Dr. Katzen. As with most things, it’s better to be prepared.

For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has two offices located in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV. If you are considering plastic surgery, please call Dr. Katzen’s office at (310) 859-7770. Alternatively, you can email Dr. Katzen at [email protected] to request a FREEE consultation. To maximize ease, virtual consultations can also be scheduled through Skype, FaceTime, and WhatsApp. Physical appointments can be made Monday through Friday and on Saturdays, by special appointment. Contact Dr. Katzen TODAY for a FREE consultation.

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